Comparing Integers Help
When comparing numbers, the symbol > means "greater than." For example, 12 > 3 is read "twelve is greater than three." The symbol < means "less than." For example, 4 < 10 is read "four is less than ten."
Given two integers, the number further to the right on the number line is the larger number .
Compare –5 with –2.
Since –2 is further to the right on the number line, it is larger than –5 (see Fig. 2-2 ). Hence, –5 < –2.
Use > or < to make a true statement.
0 > –3, since 0 is further to the right on the number line.
Use > or < to make each of the following a true statement:
Practice problems for this concept can be found at: Integers Practice Test.
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