# Visual Basic - less than: <

less than operator is a logical operator that is used to compare two numbers.## <

### Description

`par1 < par2`

### Input

- par1 - any number
- par2 - any number

### Output

- Result - logical value returns a true, if the first number is less than the second, otherwise false.

**Note:**it works over all types of numbers.

### Examples

## Visual Basic .NET

less than the possible of use:```
a = 5 < 10 ' a = true
b = 8 < x
if y < 100 then
x=x+1
end if
```

## Visual Basic .NET

even one example in what situations we can use the operation less than:```
x < y
10 < f(5)
(i and j) < 128
```

## Visual Basic .NET

Other pieces of example codes:do i=i+1 if i=5 then exit do end if loop while i <10

if y<5 then y = y/ 3.14 ' y = 1.234 end if

while i<10 i=i+1 end while

a>1 or a<100

a = 5 < 10

10 >a or a<5

you can find it in the following collections: relational operators

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