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Using < and > Symbols to Compare Two Numbers

In this worksheet, students compare numbers and use the < and > symbols.

'Using < and > Symbols to Compare Two Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Order/Compare Numbers to 1000

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, compare two numbers and select the correct statement using the symbols:

 

< (less than) 

> (greater than)

 

Example 1

Compare:

475 and 511

 

Answer

Compare the hundreds digits.

The one with the smaller hundreds digit is the smaller number.

 

475 is less than 511.

 

475 < 511

 

 

511 is greater than 475.

 

511 > 475

 

Example 2

Compare:

396 and 348

 

Answer

Compare the hundreds digits.

They are the same. So...

 

Compare the tens digits.

The one with the larger tens digit is the larger number.

 

396 is greater than 348.

 

396 > 348

 

 

348 is less than 396.

 

348 < 396

 

Example 3

Compare:

526 and 523

 

Answer

Compare the hundreds digits.

They are the same. So...

 

Compare the tens digits.

They are the same. So...

 

Compare the ones digits.

The one with the larger ones digit is the larger number.

 

526 is greater than 523.

 

526 > 523

 

523 is less than 526.

 

523 < 526

Compare:

259 and 443

 

(Select the correct statement)

259 > 443

259 < 443

Compare:

593 and 376

 

(Select the correct statement)

593 < 376

593 > 376

Compare:

335 and 344

 

(Select the correct statement)

335 > 344

344 > 335

Compare:

148 and 191

 

(Select the correct statement)

148 > 191

148 < 191

Compare:

259 and 343

 

(Select the correct statement)

259 < 343

259 > 343

Compare:

308 and 633

 

(Select the correct statement)

308 > 633

633 > 308

Compare:

719 and 890

 

(Select the correct statement)

719 > 890

719 < 890

Compare:

629 and 823

 

(Select the correct statement)

823 > 629

629 > 823

Compare:

602 and 629

 

(Select the correct statement)

602 < 629

629 < 602

Compare:

259 and 253

 

(Select the correct statement)

259 < 253

259 > 253

  • Question 1

Compare:

259 and 443

 

(Select the correct statement)

CORRECT ANSWER
259 < 443
EDDIE SAYS
Compare the hundreds:
2 hundred is less than 4 hundred.
  • Question 2

Compare:

593 and 376

 

(Select the correct statement)

CORRECT ANSWER
593 > 376
EDDIE SAYS
Compare the hundreds:
5 hundred is greater than 3 hundred.
  • Question 3

Compare:

335 and 344

 

(Select the correct statement)

CORRECT ANSWER
344 > 335
EDDIE SAYS
The hundreds are the same.
Compare the tens:
4 tens are greater than 3 tens.
  • Question 4

Compare:

148 and 191

 

(Select the correct statement)

CORRECT ANSWER
148 < 191
EDDIE SAYS
The hundreds are the same.
Compare the tens:
4 tens are less than 9 tens.
  • Question 5

Compare:

259 and 343

 

(Select the correct statement)

CORRECT ANSWER
259 < 343
EDDIE SAYS
Compare the hundreds:
2 hundred is less than 3 hundred.
  • Question 6

Compare:

308 and 633

 

(Select the correct statement)

CORRECT ANSWER
633 > 308
EDDIE SAYS
Compare the hundreds:
6 hundred is greater than 3 hundred.
  • Question 7

Compare:

719 and 890

 

(Select the correct statement)

CORRECT ANSWER
719 < 890
EDDIE SAYS
Compare the hundreds:
7 hundred is less than 8 hundred.
  • Question 8

Compare:

629 and 823

 

(Select the correct statement)

CORRECT ANSWER
823 > 629
EDDIE SAYS
Compare the hundreds:
8 hundred is greater than 6 hundred.
  • Question 9

Compare:

602 and 629

 

(Select the correct statement)

CORRECT ANSWER
602 < 629
EDDIE SAYS
The hundreds are the same.
Compare the tens:
0 tens are less than 2 tens.
  • Question 10

Compare:

259 and 253

 

(Select the correct statement)

CORRECT ANSWER
259 > 253
EDDIE SAYS
The hundreds and tens are the same.
Compare the units:
9 ones are greater than 3 ones.
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