## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$0.\overline{3} > 0.3,\quad$ fill the box with $> .$
On the real number line, the real numbers increase from left to right. The lesser of two real numbers is the one farther to the left on a number line. The greater of two real numbers is the one farther to the right on a number line. The symbols $>$ and $<$ are called inequality symbols. These symbols always point to the lesser of the two real numbers when the inequality is true. --- Both numbers are positive , to the right of zero. $0.\overline{3}=0.3333...$ is farther to the right than $0.3$, so $0.\overline{3} > 0.3,\quad$ fill the box with $> .$