Best Answer

by seeing what number comes before or after for example: 6 is greater then 5 because 5 comes before 6 therefore 6 is greater.

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How can you tell if one number is greater than another number?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How can you use a number line tell if one mixed number is greater than another?

nothing tell me the answer

How can you tell whether the percent of a number will be greater than less than or equal to the number?

100% equals the number. Less than 100% is less than the number. Greater than 100% is greater than the number.

What is greater than but equal to 5.3?

A number cannot be greater than and equal to another number at the same time.

What is the definition of to be greater than?

To be superior to someone,a higher rank,or for math a number greater than another number.

How do you tell which is greater a negative number or a positive number?

a positive number is always greater than a negative number

How can you tell just by looking at a fraction that it is greater than1?

If the top number is larger than the bottom number, it is greater than 1.

Is 0.02 greater than 0.19?

No. You can tell this by looking at the first number 1 is greater than 0

What is greater .9 or .1?


How can you tell whether the sum of two fractions with a common denominator is greater than one?

A fraction is greater than one if the the top number (numerator) is greater than the lower number (denominator).

Why is 21.1 greater than 20?

A number is greater than another number if it is more positive than the second number. 21.1 is more positive than 20. If you want to think of it in terms of the number line: If you write the number line horizontally with negative numbers to the left, zero in the middle and positive numbers to the right a number is greater than another if it is to the right (on the number line) than the second. 21.1 is to the right of 20, so 21.1 is greater than 20.


It means the same as "more than". If one number is greater than another one, it is larger.

How can you tell if a fraction can be written as a mixed number?

The numerator is greater than the denominator.