Comparing Numbers

πΊDo you remember these symbols?

6>2

9<10

πThese are the **greater than ****(>) **and **less than ****(<) **symbols.

In 1st Grade, you learned how to **compare **small numbers with **>, <, **and** =.**

Now, let's learn to compare bigger numbers! π€

We **compare **two numbers to see which is bigger or smaller.

For example,

8is less than14

(8<14)

47is greater than22

(47>22)

and,

68is equal to68

(68=68)

So far, you've learned to compare 1-Digit and 2-Digit numbers. Now let's compare bigger numbers!

**3-digit numbers **have digits in the **Ones,** ** Tens **and **Hundreds **place values.

For example, **463 **is a 3-digit number.

**4-digit numbers **have digits in the **Ones, Tens,** ** Hundreds **and **Thousands **place values.

For example, **2,358 **is a 4-digit number.

π When comparing numbers with more than 1-digit, follow these steps.

Step 1:Alwaysstart from the digits at thehighest place value.

Step 2:Compare these digits. The number with the higher digit is greater.

Step 3:If the digits are equal, move to thenext highest place value(one digit to the right π).

Step 4:Go back toStep 2and repeat.

π Let's try comparing some numbers using these steps!

Compare239and525.

Let us follow the steps. π€

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We start from the digits at the **highest place value **and compare them.

What do you see? π€

Correct! π **2 is less than 5.**

So, 239 is **less than **525.

239<525

Great job! π

Let's try another example.

Compare6,373and4,175.

Let's follow the steps again! π

β Start with the digits at the highest place value, and compare them.

Which digit is greater? π€

That's right! π **6 is greater than 4.**

So, 6,373 is **greater than **4,175.

6,373>4,175

Nice work! π

Now try another one!

Compare387and332.

β Start with the digits at the highest place value, and compare them.

What do you see? π€

Correct! π Both digits are** equal.**

What do we do now? π€

β
We compare the digits at the **next highest place value **(one digit to the right π).

Now what do you see? π€

Very good! π€ **8 is greater than 3.**

So, 387 is **greater than **332.

387>332

You are doing great! π

Let us try one more!

Compare693and693.

β Start by comparing the digits at the highest place value.

Look at that! π€ These digits are **equal.**

What do we do now?π€

You got it!

β We move one place to the right (π) and compare the Tens digits.

What do you see?

Perfect! π These digits are **equal **too.

β We again move one place to the right (π) and compare these digits.

What do you find? π€

Correct! These digits are **equal **too. π€

**All digits in the numbers are equal.**

So, 693 is **equal to **693.

693=693

Compare1,481and1,489.

β We start by comparing the digits at the highest place value.

What do you find? π

Good job! The digits are **equal.**

β This means we move to digits at the next highest place value (one place to the right π).

What do you see here? π€

Correct! These digits are **equal **too.

Now what? π€

That's right!

β
We again move to the **next highest place value **(one place to the right π).

What do we have here? π€

Very good! These digits are **equal **as well.

Can you guess the next step? π€

That's right! π€

β We move one place to the right once again (π), and compare the Ones digits.

What do you see now? π€

Correct! **1 is less than 9.**

So, what is the answer? π€

You got it!

1,481 is **less than **1,489.

1,481<1,489

You did great! π

π Now go ahead and try some questions!

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