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## Examples

15 ? 18
Plot $15\text{ and }18$ on a number line
We can see that 15 is to the left of 18 on the number line
Therefore, $15$ is less than $18$ ($15$ $<$ $18$)
18 ? 15
Plot $18\text{ and }15$ on a number line
We can see that 18 is to the right of 15 on the number line
Therefore, $18$ is greater than $15$ ($18$ $>$ $15$)