#### Solved Examples and Worksheet for Comparing Whole Numbers through 6-Digits

Q1Compare 2,344 and 2,342.

A. Both 2,342 and 2,344 have the same value.
B. 2,342 is greater than 2,344.
C. 2,342 is smaller than 2,344.
D. I don′t know.

Step: 1
To compare numbers, begin with the greatest place and compare the digits.
Step: 2
 Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones 2 3 4 4 2 3 4 2

[Express 2344 with places.]
[Express 2342 with places.]
Step: 3
2 is less than 4.
[The digits in the thousands place, hundreds place, and tens place are the same. So, compare the digits in the ones place.]
Step: 4
So, 2,342 is smaller than 2,344.
Correct Answer is :   2,342 is smaller than 2,344.
Q2Compare the numbers using appropriate symbol.
32,630 ___ 62,236

A. <
B. I don′t know.
C. =
D. >

Step: 1
 TTh Th H T O 3 2 6 3 0 6 2 2 3 6

[Express 32,630 with places.]
[Express 62,236 with places.]
Step: 2
3 < 6
[Compare the digits in the ten thousands place.]
Step: 3
32,630 < 62,236
Step: 4
So, the symbol that fills the blank is < (less than).
Q3Which number is greater, 63,385 or 63,835?
A. Both are equal
B. 63,835
C. 63, 385
D. None of the above

Step: 1
To compare the numbers, begin with the greatest place and compare the digits.
Step: 2
TTh Th  H  T  O
6    3    8  3   5
6    3    3  8   5
[Express 63,385 and 63,835 with places.]
Step: 3
6 = 6
[Compare the digits in ten thousands place.]
Step: 4
3 = 3
[Compare the digits in thousands place.]
Step: 5
8 > 3
[Compare the digits in hundreds place.]
Step: 6
So, 63,835 is greater than 63, 385.
Q4Which among the numbers is smaller?
345,621 and 345,121

A. 345,121
B. 345,621
C. Both are equal
D. None of the above

Step: 1
To compare the numbers, begin with the greatest place and compare the digits.
Step: 2
Hth TTh Th  H  T  O
3    4     5    6  2   1
3    4     5    1  2   1
Step: 3
3 = 3
[Compare the digits in hundred thousands place.]
Step: 4
4 = 4
[Compare the digits in ten thousands place.]
Step: 5
5 = 5
[Compare the digits in thousands place.]
Step: 6
6 > 1
[Compare the digits in hundreds place.]
Step: 7
So, 345,121 is smaller than 345,621.
Q5Which of the following symbols best fills in the blank?
62,583 ........... 65,283

A. =
B. >
C. <
D. None of these

Step: 1
To compare the numbers, always begin with the greatest place and compare the digits.
Step: 2
TTh Th  H  T  O
6    2   5   8  3
6    5   2   8  3
[Express the two numbers along with the places.]
Step: 3
6 = 6
[Compare the digits in ten thousands place.]
Step: 4
2 < 5
[Compare the digits in thousands place.]
Step: 5
So, 62,583 < 65,283
[Compare the original numbers.]
Step: 6
So, the symbol '<' best fills in the blank.
Q6Which of the following symbols best completes the number sentence?
3,452 _____ 3,454

A. <
B. =
C. >
D. None of these

Step: 1
To compare the numbers, always begin with the greatest place and compare the digits.
Step: 2
Th   H   T     O
3    4    5     2
3    4    5     4
[Express these two numbers along with the places.]
Step: 3
3 = 3
[Compare the digits in thousands place.]
Step: 4
4 = 4
[Compare the digits in hundreds place.]
Step: 5
5 = 5
[Compare the digits in tens place.]
Step: 6
2 < 4
[Compare the digits in ones place.]
Step: 7
So, 3,452 < 3,454
[Compare the original numbers.]
Step: 8
So, the symbol '<' best fills in the blank.
Q7Choose the greatest 4-digit number.

A. nine thousand
B. nine hundred ninety-nine
C. ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred
D. nine thousand, nine hundred ninety-nine

Step: 1
The greatest 4-digit number is 9,999.
Step: 2
9,999 can be written in words as 'nine thousand, nine hundred ninety-nine'.
Correct Answer is :   nine thousand, nine hundred ninety-nine
Q8Which number sentence is not true ?

A. 3,323 > 3,013
B. 3,646 > 3,464
C. 4,144 < 4,284
D. 2,897 > 2,978

Step: 1
Compare each number sentence given in the choices using place value.
Step: 2
Among these, the number sentence 2,897 > 2,978 is incorrect, because 2,897 < 2,978.
Correct Answer is :   2,897 > 2,978
Q9Which of the given numbers comes after 5 820?
A. 5 638
B. 5 724
C. 5 938
D. 5 473

Step: 1
The number that comes after 5 820 should be larger than 5 820.
Step: 2
Compare the given numbers with 5 820.
 Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones 5 8 2 0 5 6 3 8 5 4 7 3 5 7 2 4 5 9 3 8
Step: 3
As the digits in the thousands place are same, compare the digits in the hundreds place with 8.
Step: 4
6, 4, 7 are smaller than 8 and 9 is larger than 8.
Step: 5
5 938 is larger than 5 820. So, 5 938 comes after 5 820.
Correct Answer is :   5 938
Q10Which number is larger than 3 720?

A. 4 227
B. 3 072
C. 2 700
D. 3 207

Step: 1
To find the number that is larger than 3 720, compare each one of the numbers with 3 720 using place value.
Step: 2
Compare the digits in thousands place.
 Th H T O 3 7 2 0 3 2 0 7 3 0 7 2 4 2 2 7 2 7 0 0

The digit 4 is greater than the digits 3 and 2.
Step: 3
Among the numbers listed, 4 227 is the only number larger than 3 720.
Step: 4
Therefore, 4 227 is larger than 3 720.
Correct Answer is :   4 227
Q11Compare :159    206

A. is less than
B. is more than

Step: 1
 Hundreds Tens Ones 1 5 9 2 0 6
Step: 2
Compare the numbers in hundreds place.
Step: 3
1 hundred is less than 2 hundreds.
Step: 4
Therefore, 159 is less than 206.
Correct Answer is :   is less than