# Arithmetic/Working With Integers

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There are a number of ways to compare two arithmetic *expressions*. The first one can either be:

- equal to the second (=)
- greater than the second (>)
- less than the second (<)
- greater than
equal to the second (≥)__or__ - less than or equal to the second (≤)

Examples:

- 5>2 (reads: "Five is greater than Two")
- 2<5 (reads: "Two is less than Five")
- 7=7 (reads: "Seven is equal to Seven")
- a ≥ b (reads: "A is greater than
**or**equal to B". This means A could be equal to B**or**greater than B.) - a ≤ b (reads: "A is less than
**or**equal to B". This means A could be equal to B**or**less than B.)

- These are very important to understand before diving into solving equations with these symbols.