Less Than Symbol in Math: Problems & Applications


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Fill in the blank for: -23 _____ 14

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1. Which is an improper use of 'less than'?

2. Fill in the blank for 13 _____ -21

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your ability to understand and use the less-than symbol (<) will be assessed through this quiz. Practice questions focus on your ability to recognize inequalities and how < is applied in life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge of the less-than symbol, including:

  • Proper use of the less-than symbol
  • The relationship and difference between <, >, and =
  • Applications of inequalities in real life

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand the concept of inequality
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge about the less-than symbol to solve mathematical practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to solve inequality equations

Additional Learning

Use this lesson, titled Less Than Symbol in Math: Problems & Applications, to practice solving problems with the less-than symbol. Topics in this lesson include:

  • Comparing less than and greater than
  • Solving inequalities mathematical equations
  • Applying knowledge about inequalities in life