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

**Example**

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

26 5 74 34 47

**Answer**

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

We would say **74 last**, so this is the **largest**.

Counting backwards, which would we say next?

We would say **47** next.

Then **34**.

Then **26**.

The last one we would say is **5**.

This is the smallest.

The order is

74, 47, 34, 26, 5