In this article, we compare some numbers with -7 and decide which number is greater than or lesser than -7. This can be done by looking at the position of the numbers on the number line.

**How to check if one number is greater than another?**

We can check whether one number is greater than another number by looking at the position of the two numbers on the number line. The number that is more on the right of the number line is the bigger number and the number which is to the left on the number line is smaller. Let us now look at some examples.

**Is -7 greater than -3?**

Consider the diagram of the number line showing the position of -7 and -3 below:

Since -3 is four steps to the* right *of -7 we conclude that -7 is NOT GREATER than -3. In fact, -7 is less than -3.

**Is -7 greater than -4?**

Since -4 is to the right of -7 on the number line, we conclude that -4 is greater than -7.

**Is -7 greater than -8?**

Since -8 is to the left of -7 on the number line, we conclude that -7 is indeed greater than -8.

**Is -7 greater than -6?**

Since -6 is to the right of -7 on the number line, we conclude that -6 is greater than -7.

**Is -7 greater than -5?**

Since -5 is to the right of -7 on the number line, we conclude that -5 is greater than -7.

**Is -7 greater than -2?**

Since -2 is to the right of -7 on the number line, we conclude that -2 is greater than -7.

**Is -7 greater than -9?**

Since -9 is to the left of -7 on the number line, we conclude that -7 is indeed greater than -9.

**Is -7 greater than -1?**

Since -1 is to the right of -7 on the number line, we conclude that -1 is greater than -7.