In this tutorial, you shall learn about Greater-than Relational Operator in C++ programming language, its syntax, and how to use this operator with the help of examples.

## C++ Greater than Operator

In C++, Greater-than Relational Operator is used to check if left operand is greater than the right operand.

The syntax to check if `x` is greater than `y` using Greater-than Operator is

`x > y`

The operator returns a boolean value of `true` if `x` is greater than `y`, or `false` if not.

## Examples

### 1. Check if number in x is greater than that of in y

In the following example, we take two integer values in `x` and `y`, and check if the value in `x` is greater than that of `y`, using Greater-than Operator.

main.cpp

```#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main() {
int x = 5;
int y = 2;

if (x > y) {
cout << "x is greater than y." << endl;
} else {
cout << "x is not greater than y." << endl;
}
}```

Output

```x is greater than y.
Program ended with exit code: 0```

Since value in `x` is greater than that of in `y`, `x > y` returned true.

### 2. Check if string in x is greater than that of in y

Now, let us take two strings, and check if one string is greater than other. By default, strings are compared lexicographically, meaning, whichever the string comes first in a dictionary, that string is lesser.

main.cpp

```#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main() {
string x = "apple";
string y = "banana";

if (x > y) {
cout << "x is greater than y." << endl;
} else {
cout << "x is not greater than y." << endl;
}
}```

Output

```x is not greater than y.
Program ended with exit code: 0```

Since value in `x` is not greater than that of in `y`, `x > y` returned false.

## Conclusion

In this C++ Tutorial, we learned about Greater-than Operator in C++, with examples.