When we place numbers in order from the **smallest** to the **largest**, we pretend that we are counting up from the smallest to the largest.

**Example**

Place these numbers in order from the smallest to the largest.

26 5 74 34 47

**Answer**

If we were counting up from 1 to 100, which of these numbers would we say first?

We would say **5 **first, so this is the smallest.

Which would we say next?

We would say **26** next.

Then **34**.

Then **47**.

The last one we would say is **74**.

This is the largest.

The order is

5, 26, 34, 47, 74