Is 10 less than, equal to, or greater than three?
In this question, we’re being asked to choose the correct symbol to compare two numbers. Let’s think about what each of those symbols means. The first symbol means less than. The second symbol means is equal to. And the third symbol is greater than. The two numbers we’re being asked to compare are number 10 and number three. Our first model or abacus shows 10 beads. And our second model or abacus shows three beads. These models help us to see that 10 is more than three. So we can say that 10 is greater than three. The missing symbol is greater than. 10 is greater than three.