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Data Types in Python

# Compare Strings

This chapter encompasses two distinct subjects: strings and boolean statements. The syntax we will cover here can prove quite valuable and significantly reduce the complexity of your code.

As I previously mentioned, operators such as `>`, `<`, `==`, `>=`, and `<=` can be quite efficient. Now, let's explore how they can be applied to strings.

Let's start with the simplest one: `==`. This compares two statements and returns True if they are equal the same way with strings:

In the first case, the names are different, but in the second they are completely equal. It's not a piece of brand-new information; therefore, let's move on to the other signs. As you may recall, ` X > Y` means that X is greater than Y. But what can we say about the following operation?

The expression means `True` because B is greater than A, but how can string be greater?

Note

There is a singular method for comparing letters according to their alphabetical order. This implies that within the alphabet, the letter `B` is considered greater than `A` as it is positioned further along. To organize items alphabetically or to perform personal assessments, you can utilize the `>` and `<` symbols.

By the way, we can compare even words. The algorithm of comparing is the following: It compares words by the first letters that differ:

Explanation: The first two letters are equal, so comparing starts from the third letter in each word (the first unequivalent letter).

To achieve resounding success you need to practice. 🤓 Your task here is to put the `>` or `<` sign to receive a `True` or `False` statement ( hint, the alphabet was attached):

1. `False` in the first statement.
2. `False` in the second statement.
3. `True` in the third statement.

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Data Types in Python

# Compare Strings

This chapter encompasses two distinct subjects: strings and boolean statements. The syntax we will cover here can prove quite valuable and significantly reduce the complexity of your code.

As I previously mentioned, operators such as `>`, `<`, `==`, `>=`, and `<=` can be quite efficient. Now, let's explore how they can be applied to strings.

Let's start with the simplest one: `==`. This compares two statements and returns True if they are equal the same way with strings:

In the first case, the names are different, but in the second they are completely equal. It's not a piece of brand-new information; therefore, let's move on to the other signs. As you may recall, ` X > Y` means that X is greater than Y. But what can we say about the following operation?

The expression means `True` because B is greater than A, but how can string be greater?

Note

There is a singular method for comparing letters according to their alphabetical order. This implies that within the alphabet, the letter `B` is considered greater than `A` as it is positioned further along. To organize items alphabetically or to perform personal assessments, you can utilize the `>` and `<` symbols.

By the way, we can compare even words. The algorithm of comparing is the following: It compares words by the first letters that differ:

Explanation: The first two letters are equal, so comparing starts from the third letter in each word (the first unequivalent letter).

To achieve resounding success you need to practice. 🤓 Your task here is to put the `>` or `<` sign to receive a `True` or `False` statement ( hint, the alphabet was attached):
1. `False` in the first statement.
2. `False` in the second statement.
3. `True` in the third statement.