Comparing Numbers

Comparing numbers means from the given two numbers which number is greater and which number is smaller. Some times the two numbers are equal. So according to the greater, smaller or equal we put the sign between the two numbers.

> ------> Greater than

< ------> Less than

= ------> Equal

While counting the numbers, the number which comes first that number is smaller than the next number.

Example 1 : 58  49
Solution :
58 has 5 tens and 8 ones.
49 has 4 tens and 9 ones.
So 58 ( is greater than ) 49
               
            sign as
               
              58 > 49

Hence 49 ( is less than ) 58
               
           sign as
               
         49 < 58 .
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Example 2 : 66  68
Solution :
66 has 6 tens and 6 ones.
68 has 6 tens and 8 ones. ---------> (Same tens but more one)
So 68 ( is greater than ) 66
               
         sign as
               
        68 > 66

Hence 66 ( is less than ) 68
               
          sign as
               
          66 < 68 .
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Example 1 : 23  32
When we count the numbers the number 23 comes first and then number 32. So 23 is less than 32. So we can write this in symbolic form as
23 < 32.

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Example 2 : 13  8
When we count the numbers the number 8 comes first and then number 13. So 13 is greater than 8. So we can write this in symbolic form as
13 > 8.


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