Trick To Remember Which Sign Is Greater Than and Which Is Less Than

If you need to remember which way the greater than or less than sign should point, you can remember it this way. Think of the sign as an alligator's mouth. The alligator wants to eat the larger side. Like this:

Or how about this: in reading left to right, if you first encounter the large end of the symbol, it is GREATER THAN; if you first encounter the small end, it is LESS THAN.

Or how about this: in reading left to right, if you first encounter the large end of the symbol, it is GREATER THAN; if you first encounter the small end, it is LESS THAN.

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