Practice!

Sample Problem

Arrange these numbers from the smallest to the greatest.

496, 469, 946, 649

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Solution

Hundreds

Tens

Ones

4

9

6

4

6

9

9

4

6

6

4

9

 

First, compare the digits in the hundreds place.

9 is the greatest, so 946 is the greatest.

6 is next greatest, so 649 is second greatest.

___ , ___ , 649, 946.

Now, for the remaining numbers 496 and 469, compare the digits in the tens place.

6 is less than 9, so 469 is less than 496.

In order from smallest to greatest, we have

469, 496, 649, 946.