# Function larger #

Test whether value x is larger than y.

The function returns true when x is larger than y and the relative difference between x and y is larger than the configured epsilon. The function cannot be used to compare values smaller than approximately 2.22e-16.

For matrices, the function is evaluated element wise. Strings are compared by their numerical value.

## Syntax #

```
math.larger(x, y)
```

### Parameters #

Parameter | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

`x` |
number | BigNumber | Fraction | boolean | Unit | string | Array | Matrix | First value to compare |

`y` |
number | BigNumber | Fraction | boolean | Unit | string | Array | Matrix | Second value to compare |

### Returns #

Type | Description |
---|---|

boolean | Array | Matrix | Returns true when the x is larger than y, else returns false |

## Examples #

```
math.larger(2, 3) // returns false
math.larger(5, 2 + 2) // returns true
const a = math.unit('5 cm')
const b = math.unit('2 inch')
math.larger(a, b) // returns false
```