Part of my website job involves screening funny Facebook posts that have been submitted by users. One of these posts featured a girl who declared that “my boyfriend <<<<<<<< your boyfriend!!!!!!”; a resulting comment asked her why she thought so little of her boyfriend.
Remember, kids, “<” means “less than” and “>” means “greater than”: the alligator eats the bigger number first. Even after years of math education, I still haven’t come up with a better way to remember which means which.