Which number is greater: 486 or 495?

Hundreds |
Tens |
Ones |

4 |
8 |
6 |

4 |
9 |
5 |

Compare digits from left to right until the digits are not the same.

In the hundreds place, the digits are the same.

In the tens place, 9 is greater than 8.

So 495 is greater than 486.