Compare whole numbers to 10,000,000 microlesson
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This lesson is all about comparing whole numbers up to 10 million using greater than and less than. So, when comparing whole numbers, we first compare the number of digits. So, for these two numbers, the top number has six digits. The number below it has five digits. This means the top number must be larger as it has more digits. And remember, the widest part of the symbol goes closest to the biggest number. If the numbers have the same amount of digits, we compare the digits in the column on the lefthand side. The number that has the largest digit on the lefthand side is the largest number. So, in the case of the numbers above, the top number has a four in the millions column whereas the number underneath has a six. This means that the number underneath is larger. If both digits are the same, we look at the next column from the lefthand side.
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Which is correct?
1) 4,568,963 < 5,732,2712) 4,5628,963 > 5,732,2713) 4,5628,963 = 5,732,271 
Which is correct?
1) 673,982 > 231,7982) 673,982 < 231,7983) 673,982 = 231,798 
Which is correct?
1) 7,934,825 > 7,275,4872) 7,934,825 < 7,275,4873) 7,934,825 = 7,275,487 
Which is correct?
1) 782,923 < 2,318,9232) 782,923 > 2,318,9233) 782,923 = 2,318,923 
Which is correct?
1) 89,567 < 765,9872) 89,567 > 765,9873) 89,567 = 765,987 
When using > and <, the widest part of the symbol...
1) goes next to the largest number.2) goes next to the smallest number.3) doesn't go next to a number.4) goes next to the number with the least digits. 
For numbers with the same amount of digits, the number with the largest digit on the left hand side...
1) is always the largest number.2) is always the smallest number.3) could be the largest or smallest number.4) is sometimes the largest number. 
A whole number with 6 digits...
1) is larger than a whole number with 5 digits.2) is smaller than a whole number with 5 digits.3) is larger than a whole number with 7 digits.4) is always the largest number 
If numbers have the same amount of digits, which place value column do we compare.
1) The column furthest to the left.2) The column furthest to the right.3) We always compare the tens column.4) We always compare the millions column. 
If we are comparing whole numbers, when should we compare the number of digits?
1) It should be the first thing we check.2) When the digits are all 9.3) When the first digits are the same.4) When the last digits are the same.
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