Inequalities - Level 1
Check that you know what inequality signs mean and how they are used to compare two quantities.
Choose the correct inequality or equals sign from the dropdown box between the two numbers.
If you make a mistake, click on the inequality/equals sign to make another choice.
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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.
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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).
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).
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1 metre (m) = 100 centimetres (cm)
1 centimetre (cm) = 10 millimetres (mm)
1 kilogram (kg) = 1000 grams (g)
1 litre (l) = 1000 millilitres (ml)
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