# Rexx Programming/How to Rexx/numeric comparison

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The following example shows a numerical comparison being using comparative operators:

x = 3 if x > 2 then

say "x is greater than 2"

## Supported operators[edit]

The following comparative operators are supported:

= Equal To \= Not Equal To < Less Than > Greater Than <= Less Than or Equal To >= Greater Than or Equal To \< Not Less Than \> Not Greater Than <> Not Equal To >< Not Equal To

## Leading zeros are ignored for numerical comparisons[edit]

For a numerical comparison to be made, leading zeros are ignored:

x = "002" if x = 2 then say "x equals 2"

## Leading and trailing whitespace is ignored for numerical comparisons[edit]

y = " 10 " if y = 10 then say "y equals 10"