Namya brought ladies handbags of various sizes starting from size 9 to 21. Suppose bag 1 is of size 12, bag 2 of size 11, bag 3 of size 18, and bag 4 of size 20. Now, to arrange these bags starting from a bigger size to a smaller one, we have the following order:
Size 20 is greater than 18, 18 is greater than 12, 12 is greater than 11. So, here greater than shows the relationship of four numbers with each other, like we did above. We see that greater than is a mathematical operator.
Here, on this page, we will discuss one of the renowned operators “greater than” with certain examples.
Examples of Greater Than: Comparing Numbers
Let us assume that class A has students with the following roll numbers:
Now, let us arrange the numbers by using the concept of ‘greater than’ operator:
Here, the order is:
26 is greater than 25, 25 is greater than 23, 23 is greater than 18, 18 is greater than 14, and 14 is greater than 12.
Now, to minimise our efforts of writing, we replace greater than with ‘>’ sign, which also means the same, so let us write it as:
26 > 25 > 23 > 18 > 14 > 12
Example 2: Niyama bought chocolates at various prices, such as c1 of Rs. 45, c2 of Rs. 34, c3 of Rs. 30, and c4 of Rs. 90.
Now, she arranges these chocolates as the size starting from high price to a lower price, which is:
c4 > c1 > c2 > c3
Here, on changing the order of price, the sign also changes in the following way:
c3 < c2 < c1 < c4
So, this is how we can arrange any item/object in terms of greater than ‘>’ by taking various real-life examples.