## Introduction

In this lesson we will learn how to compare integers. The main thing when comparing integers is that you have to order the integers according to negatives and positives. Then you have to determine which number is greater, less, or equal using the following signs:

__< , > , =__

## Comparing Integers

Let's say that we have the two integers 5 and -7

Remember that in negative numbers, the smaller the number the greater the value. The further the integers are to the left of the number line, the smaller the number.

Since we already know that positive numbers are greater than negatives, let's sort our integers:

Positive: 5

Negative: -7

So that means that

__5>-7__

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