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**1**. A positive number is always greater than the negative number.

**2**.

**(i)**When we compare two positive integers, the integer with more number of digits is always greater than the integer with less number of digits.

**(ii)**If two positive integers have the same number of digits, then compare the left-most digit of two numbers until we come across unequal digits.

**3**. When we compare two negative integers, the greater number with a negative sign is the smallest of two negative integers.

**4**. Negative numbers are always lesser than zero.

**5**. Positive numbers are always greater than zero.

Example:

**1.**Comparing positive and negative integer.

(i) \(-8\) \(<\) \(8\)

(ii) \(16\) \(>\) \(-2\)

(iii) \(-20\) \(<\) \(10\)

**2.**Comparing two positive integers with a different number of digits.

(i) \(156\) \(>\) \(84\)

(ii) \(1\) \(<\) \(15\)

(iii) \(142\) \(>\) \(8\)

**3.**Comparing two positive integers with the same number of digits.

(i) \(56\) \(>\) \(55\)

(ii) \(23\) \(<\) \(32\)

(iii) \(46\) \(<\) \(69\)

**4.**Comparing two negative integers.

(i) \(-100\) \(>\) \(-1000\)

(ii) \(-56\) \(<\) \(-14\)

(iii) \(-1\) \(>\) \(-999\)

**5.**Comparing negative integer with zero.

(i) \(-96\) \(<\) \(0\)

(ii) \(-1\) \(<\) \(0\)

(iii) \(0\) \(>\) \(-1000\)

**6.**Comparing positive integer with zero.

(i) \(66\) \(>\) \(0\)

(ii) \(0\) \(<\) \(43\)

(iii) \(1\) \(>\) \(0\)