# Greater than (>)

Learn how to use the Boolean greater than (>) operator in Notion formulas.

The greater than (`>`) operator returns true if its left operand is greater than its right operand. It accepts string, numeric, date, and Boolean operands.

``````number > number
string > string
Boolean > Boolean
date > date
```Code language: JavaScript (javascript)```
``````2 > 1 /* Output: true */

42 > 50 /* Output: false */

"b" > "a" /* Output: true */

/* Boolean values equate to 1 (true) and 0 (false). */
true > false /* Output: true */

true > true /* Output: false */

/* For dates, "less than" equates to "before". */
now() > dateSubtract(now(), 1, "days") /* Output: true */
```Code language: JavaScript (javascript)```

Good to know: When comparing dates, “greater” = “later”.

Good to know: The greater than (`>`) operator cannot be chained in a Notion formula. A formula like `3 > 2 > 1` won’t work. Use the and operator to get around this – e.g. 3` `>` 2 and 2 > 1`.

This example database records the power levels of two fighters at different stages. The Stronger formula outputs a sentence stating who the stronger fighter is at that time.

``````((prop("Goku") > prop("Vegeta")) ? "Goku is stronger" : "Vegeta is stronger") + " during " + prop("Saga") + "."
```Code language: JavaScript (javascript)```

This formula uses the conditional operators `?` and `:` to form an if-then statement. The output is then combined with strings and the output of the Saga property via the add (`+`) operator (which can concatenate strings).