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# Comparing numbers

While comparing single digit numbers with two digit numbers, we see that two digit number is always greater than the single digit number.

Comparing numbers

Recall

More or less

Sesame balls are less than gooseberries.

Gooseberries are more than sesame balls.

Learn

Compare the number of flowers.

Yellow pot has 9 flowers and blue pot has 5 flowers.

Yellow pot has more flowers than blue pot.

9 is greater than 5.

Blue pot has fewer flowers than yellow pot.

5 is less than 9.

Blue pot has 5 flowers and green pot also has 5 flowers.

Both pots have equal flowers. 5 is equal to 5.

Practice

Count the objects and write the number in each of the boxes. Compare the number of objects on left and right side and circle the correct statement among the given three.

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Comparing numbers

Let us compare the single digit number with two digit number for example., 9 and 15

15 is greater than 9

While comparing single digit numbers with two digit numbers, we see that two digit number is always greater than the single digit number.

1. Let us compare the two digit numbers with different tens 25 and 35

It is enough to compare tens place of the two given numbers. There are 2 tens in 25.  3 tens in 35.

2 tens is less than 3 tens.

So, 25 is less than 35.

35 is greater than 25.

2. Let us compare the two digit numbers with different ones 27 and 24

Here the tens places are equal. Then we have to compare the ones.

There are 7 ones in 27.

4 ones in 24.

7 ones is greater than 4 ones.

So, 27 is greater than 24.

24 is less than 27.

Teacher Note: Teacher should insist that while comparing  two digit numbers with different  tens place children can compare only tens place . If the tens place are the same, they need to compare the ones place.

Practice

i) 75 is greater than

71        85        98        75

ii) 40 is less than

25      49         39         40

iii) 56 is equal to

60       65         56        57

Try this

Put a tick () for the correct answer and (X) for the wrong answer.

i) 3 tens 4 ones is greater than 2 tens 3 ones ()

ii) 6 tens 5 ones is less than 2 tens 3 ones (X)

iii) 5 tens 3 ones is equal to 53 ()

iv) 55 is equal to 56 (X)

v) 65 is greater than 64 ()

vi) 74 is less than 47 (X)

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