# Less than or greater than numbers

## First method, how to remember.

Less than is `<` greater than is `>`

This looks like an **L** that's been** bent** in a breeze. It stands for **LESS THAN** an L. Therefore `>` (the other one) must mean greater than.

**Example 1**

`15<20`

This means 15 is less than 20.

**Example 2**

`10>6`

This means 10 is greater than 6.

**Example 3**

`x>6`

This means X is greater than 6.