## Python Less-than Operator

In Python, Comparison Less-than Operator takes two operands and returns a boolean value of True if the first operand is less than the second operand, else it returns True.

## Syntax

The syntax to check if the value `a` is less than the value `b` using Less-than Operator is

`a < b`

The above expression returns a boolean value.

## Examples

### 1. Check if a number is less than other

In the following program, we take two numbers: `a`, `b`; and check if `a` is less than `b`.

main.py

```a = 2
b = 4

if a < b :
print('a is less than b.')
else :
print('a is not less than b.')```
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Output

`a is less than b.`

### 2. Check if a string is less than other

In the following program, we take two string values: `a`, `b`; and check if the string `a` is less than the string `b` lexicographically.

main.py

```a = 'mango'
b = 'banana'

if a < b :
print('a is less than b.')
else :
print('a is not less than b.')```
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Output

`a is not less than b.`

## Conclusion

In this Python Tutorial, we learned about Comparison Less-than Operator, its syntax, and usage, with examples.