# Relational Operators in C++

In C++ Programming, the values stored in two variables can be compared using following operators and relation between them can be determined. These operators are called relational operators. Various C++ relational operators available are −

Operator
Description
>
Greater than
>=
Greater than or equal to
==
Is equal to
!=
Is not equal to
<
Less than

You can use these operators for checking the relationship between the operands. These operators are mostly used in conditional statements and loops to find a relation between 2 operands and act accordingly. For example,

## Example

#include<iostream>
using namespace std;
int main() {
int a = 3, b = 2;
if(a < b) {
cout<< a << " is less than " << b;
}
else if(a > b) {
cout<< a << " is greater than " << b;
}
else if(a == b){
cout << a << " is equal to " << b;
}
return 0;
}

## Output

This will give the output −

3 is greater than 2