Practice!

Sample Problem

Select the largest number in the following set.

Which is the largest number: 86,407, 84,706 or 87,604?

Solution

We make the following place value diagram

Ten Thousands

Thousands

Hundreds

Tens

Ones

8

6

4

0

7

8

4

7

0

6

8

7

6

0

4

 

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

87,604 is the largest number.