Relational Operators

Sometimes we required to compare the relationship between different operands. Based on that decision will be given to program. At that time relational operators come in picture. C supports following Relational Operators.

Operator Meaning
< is less than
<= is less than or equal to
> is greater than
>= is greater than or equal to
== is equal to
!= is not equal to

A simple relational expression contains only one relational operator and takes the following form.

exp1 relational operator exp2

Where exp1 and exp2 are expressions, which may be simple constants, variables or combination of them.
Given below is a list of examples of relational expressions and evaluated values.

6.5 <= 25 TRUE
-65 > 0 FALSE
10 < 7 + 5 TRUE

Relational expressions are used in decision making statements such as if, while and for statements to decide the track of action of a running program.

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