Is 4 < 9

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

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The set of natural numbers starts with 0, (or 1) and moves to higher values. The subsequent numbers are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ...

Each of the numbers is 1 greater than the number preceding it.

9 is greater than 4 by 5.

9 is greater than 4, 4< 9 is true.

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wanderista | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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The symbol "<" represents "is less than". So, when a mathematician states;

x<y

the mathematician is stating that x is less in value than y. The opposite is ">" which represents "is greater than".

So, it is true that 4 is less than 9, as nine is a higher value than 4. Therefore,

4<9 is true.

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malkaam | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Is 4 < 9

The symbol used above i.e < means less than and it's opposite symbol > means greater than. 

So yes 4 < 9 or 4 is less than 9.

Here's an easy way to remember the symbol < is facing in the direction of the letter L, and less starts with L, so there you go, easiest way to remember.

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nisarg | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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4<9

is true because < means is less than

so its true because 4 is less than 9

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