**
Notes on Comparing and Ordering
Numbers**

** Aim**:
How can I compare and order two or more numbers?

** Step
1**: Write the
numbers by lining up the places (If there is a decimal, line up the decimal
point)

Example: 1,483 3

1,380 1

1,670 4

1,450 2

**Step 2**:
Compare the digits from left to right:

All the digits in the thousands place are the same, so compare the hundreds place. 300 is the least and 600 is the greatest. Next compare the ten’s place of the numbers that both have a 4 in the hundred’s place.

**Step 3**:
Order the numbers

1,380

1,450

1,483

1,670

You can
also use **inequality** symbols to show comparison:

< means less than

> means greater than

= means equal to

Example: 4,563,082 < 4,574,082

Less than