**Comparing Numbers Up to 10 Using Symbols**

**Introduction:**

When we compare numbers, we want to see which one is bigger, smaller, or if they are the same. To do this, we can use special symbols:

**>**means “greater than.”**<**means “less than.”**=**means “equal to.”

In this post, we’ll learn how to use these symbols to compare numbers up to 10!

**Step 1: What Does Each Symbol Mean?**

**> (Greater Than)**

This symbol is used when the first number is bigger than the second number.

Example: 7**>**3

In this example, 7 is greater than 3. We read this as “7 is greater than 3.”**< (Less Than)**

This symbol is used when the first number is smaller than the second number.

Example: 2**<**6

In this example, 2 is less than 6. We read this as “2 is less than 6.”**= (Equal To)**

This symbol is used when both numbers are the same.

Example: 5**=**5

In this example, both numbers are equal. We read this as “5 is equal to 5.”

**Step 2: Practice Comparing Numbers**

Let’s look at some more examples to see how we compare numbers using the symbols:

- 9
**>**4 (9 is greater than 4) - 1
**<**8 (1 is less than 8) - 3
**=**3 (3 is equal to 3)

For answering the question “7 __ 3,” we need to compare the numbers 7 and 3.

- First, we look at both numbers: 7 is bigger than 3.
- Since 7 is a larger number, we need to use the
**greater than (>)**symbol.

So, the answer is: **7 > 3**.

This means we read it as “7 is greater than 3.” The greater number always comes first with the greater than symbol pointing to the smaller number!

**Step 3: Tips for Remembering**

- When comparing numbers, always start by thinking about which number is bigger or smaller.
- The
**greater than**symbol**>**looks like an arrow pointing to the smaller number. - The
**less than**symbol**<**points to the bigger number. - If the numbers are the same, use the
**=**symbol.

**Conclusion:**

Now you know how to compare numbers up to 10 using **>**, **<**, and **=**! Keep practicing with different numbers, and soon you’ll be a pro at comparing numbers.