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Grade 6
Integers - smaller than, greater than
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Which number in the following pairs is smaller :


A)
C)
E)
G)
I)

(2)

D)

13, 5 =

F)

-25, -6 =

H)

6, -9 =

J)

-9, 23 =

17, 10 =
-26, 30 =
-11, 20 =
1, -13 =
14, -15 =

Enter the correct operator < , > , =


A)
D)
G)
J)
M)

(3)

B)

21, -13 =

B)

-2

26

18

-28

26

14

-5

27

E)
H)
K)
N)

-29

F)

-8

16

23

15

-8

-27

-15

C)

18

I)
L)
O)

17

-20

-2

-22

-17

28

-5

28

19

29

Which number in the following pairs is larger:


A)
C)
E)
G)
I)

-29, -14 =
-27, 15 =
3, 23 =
-24, 17 =
2, -23 =

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B)
D)
F)
H)
J)

5, -28 =
1, 30 =
15, 11 =
7, 29 =
27, -14 =

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Answers
(1)

A)

-13

B)

10

Step 1

Step 1

In case of negative numbers, the

If you look at the pair 17, 10 carefully,

value of more negative number is


smaller as compare to the less

you will notice that 10 < 17.


Step 2

negative number or positive number,


therefore -13 < 21.

Therefore you can say that the smaller


number in pair 17, 10 is 10.

Step 2
Now we can say that the smaller
number in pair 21, -13 is -13.
C)

D)

-26

Step 1

Step 1

If you look at the pair 13, 5 carefully,


you will notice that 5 < 13.

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is
smaller as compare to the less
negative number or positive number,

Step 2
Therefore you can say that the smaller
number in pair 13, 5 is 5.

therefore -26 < 30.


Step 2
Now we can say that the smaller
number in pair -26, 30 is -26.

E)

G)

-25

F)

-11

Step 1

Step 1

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is

smaller as compare to the less


negative number or positive number,
therefore -25 < -6.

smaller as compare to the less


negative number or positive number,
therefore -11 < 20.

Step 2

Step 2

Now we can say that the smaller


number in pair -25, -6 is -25.

Now we can say that the smaller


number in pair -11, 20 is -11.

-9
Step 1

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H)

-13
Step 1
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I)

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is
smaller as compare to the less
negative number or positive number,

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is
smaller as compare to the less
negative number or positive number,

therefore -9 < 6.

therefore -13 < 1.

Step 2

Step 2

Now we can say that the smaller


number in pair 6, -9 is -9.

Now we can say that the smaller


number in pair 1, -13 is -13.

-9

J)

-15

Step 1

Step 1

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is

smaller as compare to the less


negative number or positive number,
therefore -9 < 23.

smaller as compare to the less


negative number or positive number,
therefore -15 < 14.

Step 2

Step 2

Now we can say that the smaller

Now we can say that the smaller

number in pair -9, 23 is -9.

number in pair 14, -15 is -15.

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(2)

A)

D)

B)

<

C)

<

<

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

In case of negative
numbers, the value of
more negative
number is smaller as
compare to the less
negative number or

In case of negative
numbers, the value of
more negative
number is smaller as
compare to the less
negative number or

In case of negative
numbers, the value of
more negative
number is smaller as
compare to the less
negative number or

positive number.

positive number.

positive number.

Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

If you look at the


numbers -2, 7
carefully, you will
notice that -2 is less
than 7 or you can say
that -2 < 7.

If you look at the


numbers -29, 18
carefully, you will
notice that -29 is less
than 18 or you can
say that -29 < 18.

If you look at the


numbers -20, -2
carefully, you will
notice that -20 is less
than -2 or you can
say that -20 < -2.

Step 3

Step 3

Step 3

Therefore the correct


operator is <.

Therefore the correct


operator is <.

Therefore the correct


operator is <.

E)

>

F)

<

<

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

If you look at the


numbers 26, 18
carefully, you will
notice that 26 is
greater than 18 or
you can say that 26 >
18.

In case of negative
numbers, the value of
more negative
number is smaller as
compare to the less
negative number or
positive number.

In case of negative
numbers, the value of
more negative
number is smaller as
compare to the less
negative number or
positive number.

Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

Therefore the correct


operator is >.

If you look at the


numbers -8, 16
carefully, you will
notice that -8 is less
than 16 or you can
say that -8 < 16.

If you look at the


numbers -22, -17
carefully, you will
notice that -22 is less
than -17 or you can
say that -22 < -17.

Step 3

Step 3

Therefore the correct

Therefore the correct

operator is <.

operator is <.

G)
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H)

I)
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G)

H)

<

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I)

>

<

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

In case of negative

If you look at the

If you look at the

numbers, the value of


more negative
number is smaller as
compare to the less
negative number or
positive number.

numbers 23, 15
carefully, you will
notice that 23 is
greater than 15 or
you can say that 23 >
15.

numbers 1, 28
carefully, you will
notice that 1 is less
than 28 or you can
say that 1 < 28.

Step 2

Step 2

If you look at the


numbers -28, 26
carefully, you will
notice that -28 is less
than 26 or you can
say that -28 < 26.

Therefore the correct


operator is >.

Step 2
Therefore the correct
operator is <.

Step 3
Therefore the correct
operator is <.
J)

K)

>

L)

>

<

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

If you look at the

In case of negative

In case of negative

numbers 14, 6
carefully, you will
notice that 14 is
greater than 6 or you
can say that 14 > 6.

numbers, the value of


more negative
number is smaller as
compare to the less
negative number or
positive number.

numbers, the value of


more negative
number is smaller as
compare to the less
negative number or
positive number.

Step 2

Step 2

If you look at the

If you look at the

numbers -8, -27


carefully, you will
notice that -8 is
greater than -27 or
you can say that -8 >
-27.

numbers -5, 28
carefully, you will
notice that -5 is less
than 28 or you can
say that -5 < 28.

Step 2
Therefore the correct
operator is >.

Step 3

Step 3

Therefore the correct


operator is <.

Therefore the correct


operator is >.
M)
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N)

O)
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M)

N)

<

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O)

<

<

Step 1

Step 1

Step 1

In case of negative

In case of negative

If you look at the

numbers, the value of


more negative
number is smaller as
compare to the less
negative number or
positive number.

numbers, the value of


more negative
number is smaller as
compare to the less
negative number or
positive number.

numbers 19, 29
carefully, you will
notice that 19 is less
than 29 or you can
say that 19 < 29.

Step 2

Step 2

If you look at the

If you look at the

numbers -5, 27
carefully, you will
notice that -5 is less
than 27 or you can
say that -5 < 27.

numbers -15, 17
carefully, you will
notice that -15 is less
than 17 or you can
say that -15 < 17.

Step 3

Step 3

Therefore the correct


operator is <.

Therefore the correct


operator is <.

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Step 2
Therefore the correct
operator is <.

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(3)

A)

C)

-14

B)

Step 1

Step 1

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is
smaller as compare to the less
negative number or positive number,
therefore -14 > -29.

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is
smaller as compare to the less
negative number or positive number,
therefore 5 > -28.

Step 2

Step 2

Now we can say that the larger


number in pair -29, -14 is -14.

Now we can say that the larger


number in pair 5, -28 is 5.

15

D)

30

Step 1

Step 1

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is
smaller as compare to the less
negative number or positive number,

If you look at the pair 1, 30 carefully,


you will notice that 30 > 1.
Step 2
Therefore you can say that the larger
number in pair 1, 30 is 30.

therefore 15 > -27.


Step 2
Now we can say that the larger
number in pair -27, 15 is 15.
E)

G)

23

F)

15

Step 1

Step 1

If you look at the pair 3, 23 carefully,


you will notice that 23 > 3.

If you look at the pair 15, 11 carefully,


you will notice that 15 > 11.

Step 2

Step 2

Therefore you can say that the larger


number in pair 3, 23 is 23.

Therefore you can say that the larger


number in pair 15, 11 is 15.

17

H)

29

Step 1

Step 1

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is
smaller as compare to the less
negative number or positive number,
therefore 17 > -24.

If you look at the pair 7, 29 carefully,


you will notice that 29 > 7.

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Step 2
Therefore you can say that the larger
number in pair 7, 29 is 29.
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number in ID
pair
7, 29 is 29.

Step 2
Now we can say that the larger
number in pair -24, 17 is 17.
I)

J)

27

Step 1

Step 1

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is
smaller as compare to the less
negative number or positive number,
therefore 2 > -23.

In case of negative numbers, the


value of more negative number is
smaller as compare to the less
negative number or positive number,
therefore 27 > -14.

Step 2

Step 2

Now we can say that the larger


number in pair 2, -23 is 2.

Now we can say that the larger


number in pair 27, -14 is 27.

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