# Question #91f30

##### 2 Answers

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Well...what else is there to say? The arithmetic sum of the numbers six and three (which equals nine) is greater than the number eight. Greater, as "it comes later when counting". I think it can't be more precise than that.

#### Answer:

see explanation.

#### Explanation:

If you have 9 sweets and your friend has 8 sweets.

Who has more sweets ? you or your friend ?

I believe you know that you have the greater number of sweets.

In maths we express problems like these using symbols.

The symbol used for

#color(blue)"greater than "# is >Hence since you have the greater number of sweets we can write this numerically as.

#9>8# In the same way your friend has less sweets than you.

This can be expressed as

#8<9# The symbol used for

#color(blue)"less than"# is <

#color(red)"Note"# that in both cases the ' arrowhead' always points to the smaller of the values being compared.