# Comparing Numbers

Maths

## example

### Comparison of natural/whole numbers

Natural/whole numbers increases from left to right i.e. , ......
Find the greatest amongst  and .
Since, and
Then, is the smallest and is the greatest.

## example

### Ordering of whole numbers

Arrange the following whole numbers is ascending order:
; ; ;
Sol: Count the digits in each number.
Is the smallest number as it has only 4 digits.
Line up the number accordingly to place value.
Begin comparing from the left.
the smallest number
42734
42876
7 < 8
52287 Largest number
The ascending order is

## example

### Ordering of whole numbers

Arrange the following whole numbers is descending order:
; ; ;
Sol: Count the digits in each number.
Is the smallest number as it has only 2 digits.
Line up the number accordingly to place value.
Begin comparing from the left.
We can see that :
has digits in it,
has digits in it,
has digits in it.
So we know that the number with larger number of digit is larger than the number with comparatively less number of digits.
Hence, > > >