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Arranging Decimals: Largest First

In this worksheet, students arrange decimal numbers in descending order.

'Arranging Decimals: Largest First' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Number: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Curriculum subtopic:  Use up to Three Decimal Places

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, arrange numbers in order, placing the largest first.  

This is known as descending or decreasing order.

 

Example

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

4.2
 
2
 
4.8
 
1.1
 
5.6
 

 

 

 

Answer

5.6 is the largest as 5 is the largest ones digit.

Then we compare 4.2 and 4.8, which both have the next largest ones digit.  We compare the tenths digits to see that 4.8 is larger than 4.2.

The next largest number is 2 or 2.0.

The smallest number is 1.1.

 

5.6
 
4.8
 
4.2
 
2
 
1.1
 

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

9.5
 
8.2
 
8.9
 
4.8
 
1.5
 
 9.58.28.94.81.5
1
2
3
4
5

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

6.2
 
8.6
 
3.1
 
1.2
 
7.7
 
 6.28.63.11.27.7
1
2
3
4
5

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

5.4
 
4
 
6.2
 
1.2
 
6
 
 5.446.21.26
1
2
3
4
5

Put the numbers in decreasing order.

6.1
 
4.2
 
6.5
 
6.2
 
9.9
 
 6.14.26.56.29.9
1
2
3
4
5

Put the numbers in descending order.

2.6
 
7.3
 
6
 
6.2
 
7.8
 
 2.67.366.27.8
1
2
3
4
5

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

1.1
 
4.3
 
1.9
 
8.6
 
3.9
 
 1.14.31.98.63.9
1
2
3
4
5

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

9.1
 
7.6
 
7.7
 
9.5
 
3.8
 
 9.17.67.79.53.8
1
2
3
4
5

Put the numbers in descending order.

6.3
 
2.6
 
2.5
 
6.4
 
9.3
 
 6.32.62.56.49.3
1
2
3
4
5

Put the numbers in decreasing order.

6.8
 
9.4
 
5.5
 
2.2
 
9.5
 
 6.89.45.52.29.5
1
2
3
4
5

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

9.4
 
4.8
 
8.6
 
7.4
 
7.6
 
 9.44.88.67.47.6
1
2
3
4
5
  • Question 1

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

9.5
 
8.2
 
8.9
 
4.8
 
1.5
 
CORRECT ANSWER
 9.58.28.94.81.5
1
2
3
4
5
EDDIE SAYS
9.5 is the largest as 9 is the largest ones digit. Then we compare 8.2 and 8.9, which both have the next largest ones digit. We compare the tenths digits to see that 8.9 is larger than 8.2. The next largest number is 4.8. The smallest number is 1.5.
  • Question 2

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

6.2
 
8.6
 
3.1
 
1.2
 
7.7
 
CORRECT ANSWER
 6.28.63.11.27.7
1
2
3
4
5
EDDIE SAYS
8.6 is the largest as 8 is the largest ones digit, followed by 7.7, 6.2, 3.1 and 1.2.
  • Question 3

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

5.4
 
4
 
6.2
 
1.2
 
6
 
CORRECT ANSWER
 5.446.21.26
1
2
3
4
5
EDDIE SAYS
We compare 6.2 and 6.0, which both have the largest ones digit. We compare the tenths digits to see that 6.2 is larger than 6.0. The next largest number is 5.4, followed by 4 and 1.2.
  • Question 4

Put the numbers in decreasing order.

6.1
 
4.2
 
6.5
 
6.2
 
9.9
 
CORRECT ANSWER
 6.14.26.56.29.9
1
2
3
4
5
EDDIE SAYS
9.9 is the largest as 9 is the largest ones digit. Then we compare 6.2, 6.1 and 6.5, which all have the next largest ones digit. We compare the tenths digits to see that 6.5 is larger than 6.2, which is larger than 6.1. The smallest number is 4.2.
  • Question 5

Put the numbers in descending order.

2.6
 
7.3
 
6
 
6.2
 
7.8
 
CORRECT ANSWER
 2.67.366.27.8
1
2
3
4
5
EDDIE SAYS
We compare 7.3 and 7.8 which both have the largest ones digit. We compare the tenths digits to see that 7.8 is larger than 7.3. The next largest numbers are 6.2 and 6.0. The smallest number is 2.6.
  • Question 6

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

1.1
 
4.3
 
1.9
 
8.6
 
3.9
 
CORRECT ANSWER
 1.14.31.98.63.9
1
2
3
4
5
EDDIE SAYS
8.6 is the largest as 8 is the largest ones digit. The next largest number is 4.3 and then 3.9. Then we compare 1.1 and 1.9, which both have the smallest ones digit. We compare the tenths digits to see that 1.9 is larger than 1.1.
  • Question 7

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

9.1
 
7.6
 
7.7
 
9.5
 
3.8
 
CORRECT ANSWER
 9.17.67.79.53.8
1
2
3
4
5
EDDIE SAYS
We compare 9.5 and 9.1, which both have the next largest ones digit. We compare the tenths digits to see that 9.5 is larger than 9.1. Compare 7.6 and 7.7 next and see that 7.7 is larger than 7.6. The smallest number is 3.8.
  • Question 8

Put the numbers in descending order.

6.3
 
2.6
 
2.5
 
6.4
 
9.3
 
CORRECT ANSWER
 6.32.62.56.49.3
1
2
3
4
5
EDDIE SAYS
9.3 is the largest number. Followed by 6.4 and 6.3. Compare 2.5 and 2.6. 6 tenths is larger than 5 tenths, so 2.6 is before 2.5.
  • Question 9

Put the numbers in decreasing order.

6.8
 
9.4
 
5.5
 
2.2
 
9.5
 
CORRECT ANSWER
 6.89.45.52.29.5
1
2
3
4
5
EDDIE SAYS
9.5 and 9.4 have 9 which is the largest ones digit. We compare the tenths to see 9.5 is larger than 9.4. The next largest numbers are 6.8 and 5.5. The smallest number is 2.2.
  • Question 10

Put the numbers in order, largest first.

9.4
 
4.8
 
8.6
 
7.4
 
7.6
 
CORRECT ANSWER
 9.44.88.67.47.6
1
2
3
4
5
EDDIE SAYS
9.4 is the largest as 9 is the largest ones digit. The next largest is 8.6. Then we compare 7.6 and 7.4, which both have the next largest ones digit. We compare the tenths digits to see that 7.6 is larger than 7.4. The smallest number is 4.8.
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