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Comparison symbols review

Review greater than, less than, and equal to symbols and try some practice problems.

Comparing numbers

When we compare numbers, we can use symbols to show if the first number is greater than, less than, or equal to the second number.

Greater than

The symbol for greater than is >.
19 is greater than 4. So, we can use the > symbol and write 19>4.

Less than

The symbol for less than is <.
23 is less than 80. So, we can use the < symbol and write 23<80.
One way to remember the symbols is that the larger, open side of the symbol should always face the greater number.

Equal to

The symbol for equal to is =.
35 is equal to 35. So, we can use the = symbol and write 35=35.
Want to learn more about comparison symbols? Check out this video.


Problem 1
Fill in the blank.
48 __ 43
Choose 1 answer:

Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.

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