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Let’s learn how to do Greater than, smaller than in integers
Let's draw integers in the number line
As we move towards right,
number increases
We follow these rules
- For positive numbers, greater number is greater
6 > 2, 4 > 1, 3 > 2
- Positive numbers are always greater than 0
6 > 0, 4 > 0, 3 > 0
- Positive numbers are always greater than negative numbers
6 > –5, 4 > –4, 3 > –2
- 0 is greater than negative numbers
0 > –5, 0 > –4, 0 > –2
- For negative numbers , we remove the sign, find greater, and then reverse the sign
For –4 & – 2
4 > 2,
So, –4 < –2
For –5 & –1
5 > 1
So, –5 < –1
For –3 & –6
3 < 6
So, –3 > –6