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This quiz about integers looks at the signs used to represent greater than, lesser than and equal to.
Integers are whole numbers. This means any number that is not a decimal or a fraction. For example: the number “10” is an integer but the number “3/4” is not because it is a fraction, nor is “.75” because it is a decimal.
There are two kinds of integers - positive and negative. A positive number is any number with a value of 0 and up. A negative number is a number with a value of less than “0.”
Integers when compared to each other are also known as being either “greater than”, “less than” or “equal to.” We already know how to show how an integer is equal to by using the “=” symbol. To show that an integer is greater than we use a symbol also referred to as a carrot that is lying on its side with the point facing to the right “>” and when we want to show lesser than we use the same carrot only the point faces to the left “<”. Let’s look at the following examples:
50 = 50 (50 is equal to 50)
27 > 16 (27 is greater than 16)
15 < 25 (15 is less than 25)
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