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Inequalities - Level 1

Check that you know what inequality signs mean and how they are used to compare two quantities.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Exam-Style Description Help More Number

Choose the correct inequality or equals sign from the dropdown box between the two numbers.

3 3 Correct Wrong

56 56 Correct Wrong

1752 627 Correct Wrong

7999 7999 Correct Wrong

6053 71955 Correct Wrong

114687 89957 Correct Wrong

116112 786917 Correct Wrong

1842189 938103 Correct Wrong

1986851 2029944 Correct Wrong

8450663 6774987 Correct Wrong

11389110 11466317 Correct Wrong

21127833 35260648 Correct Wrong

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If you make a mistake, click on the inequality/equals sign to make another choice.

This is Inequalities level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Level 1 - Comparing positive integers

Level 2 - Comparing positive and negative decimal numbers

Level 3 - Comparing positive and negative fractions

Level 4 - Comparing metric measures

Level 5 - Matching statements to number line diagrams.

Level 6 - Solving linear inequalities.

Level 7 - Solving linear two part inequalities.

Level 8 - Matching statements to graphs.

Exam Style questions are in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions and worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.

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> means greater than (the number on the left of this sign must be more than the number on the right).

< means less than (the number on the left of this sign must be less than the number on the right).

= means equals (the number on the left of this sign must have the same value as the number on the right).

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It is easier to compare two (fractions with quite different denominators) by converting them both to decimals. Do this by dividing the top (numerator) by the bottom (denominator).

1 kilometre (km) = 1000 metres (m)

1 metre (m) = 100 centimetres (cm)

1 centimetre (cm) = 10 millimetres (mm)

1 kilogram (kg) = 1000 grams (g)

1 litre (l) = 1000 millilitres (ml)

1 hour = 60 minutes

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