# [texhax] what is wrong with \ifthenelse?

Brandon Kuczenski brandon at 301south.net
Sun Aug 9 07:55:41 CEST 2009

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your enduring patience with me and others..  I do not
understand, what is wrong with the following minimal example which uses
the ifthen package?  I get the error:
! Missing = inserted for \ifnum.

\documentclass[letterpaper]{article}
\usepackage{ifthen}

\newcommand{\whichisgreater}[2]{%
\ifthenelse{#1 < #2}{%
Two!
#2
}{%
One!
#1
}
}

\begin{document}
\whichisgreater{0.3}{0.5}

\end{document}