**Order whole numbers :**

Numbers have an order or arrangement. A positive number which contains more digits is greater number than the number contains less number of digits.

For example 24 and 578

The first number contains 2 digits and the second number is containing 3 digits. So, 578 is greater number and 24 is smaller.

In case we have two ore more number which contains same number of digits then we have to order those numbers by comparing their digits.

We may select the ordering of the problems in two ways

(i) greatest to least (from larger to smaller)

(ii) least to greatest (from smaller to larger)

Let us see an example problem to understand the above concept.

**Example 1 :**

Order the number from greatest to least

356, 348, 59, 416

**Solution :**

By observing the given numbers, 356, 348, and 416 are containing same number of digits and 59 is containing 2 digits. So 59 is the least number of all.

Now we have to compare the numbers 356, 348 and 416 and decide which is greater.

Now it is enough to compare 356 and 348 and decide which is next greater number.

Hence the order of whole numbers from greatest to least is

416 > 356 > 348 > 59

**Example 2 :**

Order the number from greatest to least

156, 87, 177, 99

**Solution :**

By observing the given numbers, 158 and 177 are containing same number of digits. 87 and 99 are containing same number of digits.

Now we have to compare 158 and 177 and decide which is greater.

Now we have to compare 87 and 99 and decide which is greater.

By comparing the digits in the tens place, 9 > 8.So 99 is greater than 87.

Hence the order of whole numbers from greatest to least is

177 > 158 > 99 > 87

**Example 3 :**

Order the number from greatest to least

591, 589, 603, 600

**Solution :**

The given four numbers are containing the same number of digits.

Now we have to compare the digits in hundreds place 6 is greater than 5.

Now we have to compare 589 and 591 and decide which is greater.

By comparing the digits in the tens place, 9 > 8. So 591 is greater than 589.

Hence the order of whole numbers from greatest to least is

603 > 300 > 591 > 589

**Example 4 :**

Order the number from greatest to least

2650, 2605, 3056, 2088

**Solution :**

The given four numbers are containing the same number of digits.

By comparing the digits in the thousands place, 3 is greater than 2.So, 3056 is the greatest number of all.

Hence the order of whole numbers from greatest to least is

3056 > 2650 > 2605 > 2088

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