Greater than

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Greater than, usually denoted by the symbol ">", is the condition when something is not less than ("<") or equal to ("=") something else. If the first something ("A") and the second something ("B") are unique then > is the opposite of <, otherwise > is the opposite of <=. In the event of A and B always being identical then the condition of A > B is equal to A < B, by virtue of A = B.

Logical conditions[edit]

In the mathematical realm of logic, any statement which is true is called "true" and any statement which is false is called "false". For example, 5 > 3 is obviously true, so we say "5 > 3 = true". Similarly, "3 > 5 = false".

From this we find that if A > B = true then it follows that A <= B = false.

Computer representations[edit]

Computers run entirely on logic propositions such as these. For example, just seconds before you save your latest masterpiece the word processor will consider "user data > a rest", and if the answer is "false" then you lose the lot. This utilisation of raw pure logic represents the infallibility of software.

In addition, computers use binary notation to represent everything. So the condition "false" is represented by the value 0 and the condition "true" is represented by the value 1. From this, computers will consider 5 > 3 = 1 and 3 > 5 = 0.

Since the > comparison can be performed by a subtraction, such that 5 > 3 = (5-3 > 0) = (2 > 0) = true, we can rephrase the statements as follows: 5-3 = 1 and 3-5 = 0. We all know that 5-3 = 2 and 3-5 = -2 and we have just proven that 2 = 1 and -2 = 0, hence it is conclusively proven that 1 = -0.

Comparisons[edit]

As an extension of comparing numbers it is possible to compare other items. For example, when playing chess, a rook > a pawn = true; and a king > everything = true. Similarly, everybody knows that apples > oranges = true.

Exercises[edit]

It is left as an exercise for the reader to prove (Uncyclopedia > Wikipedia) = true.

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