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How do I code a statement in sql with a more than, less than and equal to?

Posted on 2011-05-12
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Last Modified: 2013-12-07
How would I code this:

How many states start with the letter “N”? Are the number of states that start with the
            letter “N” more than, less than or equal to the states that starts with the letter “M”?
Question by:KayMJay
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select count(case when state_name like 'N%' then 1 end) Ncount,
count(case when state_name like 'M%' then 1 end) Mcount
from states
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you can either return the results "as is", or if you want to include the more/less/equal evaluation in the results then put another case that checks the results of the counts and displays whatever message you want

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