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Greater Than, Less Than

# Greater Than, Less Than

Is -7 greater than or less than -4 ?

Compare the values of the numbers using a number line.

Express the answer using the comparison operators of > or <.

### Comments for Greater Than, Less Than

 May 13, 2011 Greater Than, Less Than by: Staff The question: is -7 greater than or less than -4 The answer: The easiest way to tell which number is greater (or smaller) is to put both numbers on a number line. The number to the left is the smaller number. The number to the right is the larger number. When -7 and -4 are plotted on a number line the -7 is to the left of the -4. This means that the -7 is less than -4. (1) Click the following link to VIEW this NUMBER LINE; or (2A) highlight and copy the link, then (2B) paste the link into your browser Address bar & press enter: Use the Backspace key to return to this page: http://www.solving-math-problems.com/images/number-line-greater-than-less-than.png -7 < -4 -4 > -7 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com