We use symbols >, < and = to compare any two numbers

__Comparison of Numbers____.__

We use
symbols >, < and = to compare any two numbers

Which
is smaller **20344** or **3241**?

Number
with more number of digits is a **larger number.**

Number
with less number of digits is a **smaller number**.

**3241
****[**4
digits]** < 20344 **[5 digits]

Which
is **greater 73652** or **56372** ?

Here,
both the numbers have 5- digits. So the highest digit is to be compared to find
the greater number.

Here
7 ten thousands is **greater** than 5 ten thousands.

Hence,

**73652
> 56372**

We read it as, seventy three thousand
six hundred and fifty two is **Greater than** fifty six thousand three hundred and seventy two.

Which is **smaller 54349** or **53449**?

Since both are five digit numbers and
the digits in the ten thousands place are equal, the numbers in the thousands
place should be compared.

When we compare the thousands place,
the first number has **4** Thousands and seconds one has **3** Thousand
so the second number is the **smaller**
number.

Hence.,

**53449 < 54349**

We read it as fifty three thousand
four hundred and forty nine is less than fifty four thousand three hundred and
forty nine.

**For example:**

a) 54,689 < 54,869

b)
75,432 > 75,412

c)
45,327 < 45,321

**To think : **Find out which digits
are compared in each example?

**Try
this**

From the pairs of numbers given below compare them by using <
, > and = signs.

1. 3,002 **<** 8,002

2. 43,731 **<** 44,371

3. 43,115 **<** 43,511

5. 13,435 **<** 13,4753

**Write the
smallest and greatest five digit numbers using the given digits only once.**

**Example **

**1. 1, 2,3,4,5 **

Smallest
number : 12,345

Greatest
number : 54,321

**2. 7,6,9,4,8 **

Smallest
number : 46,789

Greatest
number : 98,764

** **

**Activity**

**1. Form the smallest
and greatest five digit numbers using the given digits once.**

**a) 7, 1, 0, 5, 4**

The smallest 5 digit number 10,457

The greatest 5 digit number 75,410

**b) 3, 4, 7, 0, 9 **

The smallest 5 digit number 30, 479

The greatest 5 digit number 97,430

**c) 9, 7, 1, 6, 4**

The smallest 5 digit number 14,679

The greatest 5 digit number 97,641

**d) 4, 5, 9, 6, 7**

The smallest 5 digit number 45679

The greatest 5 digit number 97654

**2. Write the smallest
numbers in the fruit and the greatest numbers in the flower.**

**a) 45678, 145, 7829 **

**b) 23, 8873, 88738,
883**

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