if/else statement

# Compare integers

With this example we are going to demonstrate how to compare integers. The comparation between two integers can be performed using the `greater than` and `less than` symbols. In short, to compare two integers `i1` and `i2` you should:

• Check if `i1` is greater than `i2` in an `if` statement. If it is true, that means that `i1` is greater than `i2`.
• Check if `i1` is less than `i2` in an `else if` statement. If it is true, that means that `i1` is less than `i2`.
• Code inside the `else` statement will be executed when above `if` statements are both false.

Let’s take a look at the code snippet that follows:

```package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.basics;

public class CompareIntegers {

public static void main(String[] args) {

int i1 = 12;
int i2 = 43;

if (i1 > i2) {
System.out.println(i1 + " is greater than " + i2);
}
else if (i1 < i2) {
System.out.println(i1 + " is less than " + i2);
}
else {
System.out.println(i1 + " is equal to " + i2);
}

}

}
```

Output:

````12 is less than 43`
```

This was an example of how to compare integers in Java.

### Ilias Tsagklis

Ilias is a software developer turned online entrepreneur. He is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.
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