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Method:
Example: 12  3 ___ 3 + 5. Fill in the blank. Find the difference of 12 and 3, we get 9. Find the sum of 3 and 5, we get 8. Now we compare these numbers and use the >, < or = sign accordingly. Since 9 is more than 8, the answer is >.
Answer: > Directions: Answer the following questions. Also write at least ten examples of your own. 