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Three Digits: Small or Large?

In this worksheet, students are given three digits to arrange into the largest and smallest possible numbers.

'Three Digits: Small or Large?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:  Order/Compare Numbers to 1000

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

We are going to make the largest and smallest 3-digit numbers from three given digits.

 

Let's pretend we can only use the digits 5, 4 and 8.

 

To make the largest number:

 

Start with the largest digit in the Hundreds column.

This is 8.

 

Then comes the next largest digit in the Tens column.

This is 5.

 

Lastly comes the smallest of the three digits in the Ones column.

This is 4.

 

The largest number is  854

 

To make the smallest number:

 

Start with the smallest digit in the Hundreds column.

This is 4.

 

Then comes the next largest digit in the Tens column.

This is 5.

 

Lastly comes the largest of the three digits in the Ones column.

This is 8.

 

The smallest number is  458.

 

Example

Use each of the digits:

686

to form the smallest and largest 3-digit numbers that you can make.


Answer

6 is the smallest digit.

6 is the "middle" digit even though it is the same as the smallest here.

8 is the largest digit.

 

Smallest number is 668.

Largest number is 866.

Using each of the digits:

1, 3, 7

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 317137173713731
smallest
largest

Using each of the digits:

4, 3, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 438834843348384
smallest
largest

Using each of  the digits:

7, 1, 2

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 127271172721712
smallest
largest

Using each of the digits:

3, 1, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 183813381831138
smallest
largest

Using each of the digits:

7, 8, 4

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 847847478874748
smallest
largest

Using each of the digits:

5, 5, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 555505550111055
smallest
largest

Using each of the digits:

3, 8, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 388383338833883
smallest
largest

Using each of the digits:

5, 9, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 595599559995955
smallest
largest

Using each of the digits:

1, 4, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 154514145554541
smallest
largest

Using each of the digits:

7, 3, 3

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

 337733773373737
smallest
largest
  • Question 1

Using each of the digits:

1, 3, 7

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

CORRECT ANSWER
 317137173713731
smallest
largest
EDDIE SAYS
1 is the smallest digit.
3 is the middle digit.
7 is the largest digit.
  • Question 2

Using each of the digits:

4, 3, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

CORRECT ANSWER
 438834843348384
smallest
largest
EDDIE SAYS
3 is the smallest digit.
4 is the middle digit.
8 is the largest digit.
  • Question 3

Using each of  the digits:

7, 1, 2

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

CORRECT ANSWER
 127271172721712
smallest
largest
EDDIE SAYS
1 is the smallest digit.
2 is the middle digit.
7 is the largest digit.
  • Question 4

Using each of the digits:

3, 1, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

CORRECT ANSWER
 183813381831138
smallest
largest
EDDIE SAYS
1 is the smallest digit.
3 is the middle digit.
8 is the largest digit.
  • Question 5

Using each of the digits:

7, 8, 4

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

CORRECT ANSWER
 847847478874748
smallest
largest
EDDIE SAYS
4 is the smallest digit.
7 is the middle digit.
8 is the largest digit.
  • Question 6

Using each of the digits:

5, 5, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

CORRECT ANSWER
 555505550111055
smallest
largest
EDDIE SAYS
5 is the smallest digit.
5 is the middle digit.
5 is the largest digit.
5 is the only digit!
  • Question 7

Using each of the digits:

3, 8, 8

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

CORRECT ANSWER
 388383338833883
smallest
largest
EDDIE SAYS
3 is the smallest digit.
8 is the "middle" digit.
8 is the largest digit.
  • Question 8

Using each of the digits:

5, 9, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

CORRECT ANSWER
 595599559995955
smallest
largest
EDDIE SAYS
5 is the smallest digit.
5 is the "middle" digit.
9 is the largest digit.
  • Question 9

Using each of the digits:

1, 4, 5

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

CORRECT ANSWER
 154514145554541
smallest
largest
EDDIE SAYS
1 is the smallest digit.
4 is the middle digit.
5 is the largest digit.
  • Question 10

Using each of the digits:

7, 3, 3

Make the smallest and largest three-digit numbers from the given numbers above.

CORRECT ANSWER
 337733773373737
smallest
largest
EDDIE SAYS
3 is the smallest digit.
3 is the "middle" digit.
7 is the largest digit.
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