Perl print if

Disclaimer:  I am new to Perl
Here is my code snippet:

print if ($a > $b);
print "\n";

I have this code in a while loop going through a txt file.  The end result is that if ($a > $b) is false, then the code will still print the blank line.  I would like to incorporate "\n" in the print if, but I cannot figure out how.  I have searched for hours, I am sure I am missing something simple.  

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print if $a > $b;


print "$_\n" if $a > $b;

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ycgtechAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much!
Or, if you want to keep it two print statements:

if($a > $b) {
    print "\n";
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