In this worksheet, compare two large numbers and use the **<** (less than) or **>** (greater than) symbols.

Numbers will be no larger than 10 million (10 000 000).

In this worksheet, we will group digits in threes, leaving spaces between each group.

4 578 025 is the number 4 million, 578 thousand, and 25.

When comparing two numbers, think of placing each digit into the usual columns.

**Note that the U means units or ones. *

Then start comparing the digits in each column **from the left**.

If the digits are the same in the column being compared, move one column to the right and compare those digits.

__Example 1__

Compare:

**4 275 302 ** _{ } **5 110 243**

**Answer**

When placed in columns, we can compare the millions column.

The first number has only **4** million.

The second number has** 5 **million.

**4 275 302 _{} 5 110 243**

__Example 2__

Compare:

**4 275 302** _{ } **4 210 243**

**Answer**

When placed in columns, we can compare the millions column.

They are both **4** million.

So we go to the next column – the hundred thousands column.

They are both **2** hundred thousand.

So we go to the next column – the ten thousands column.

The first number has **7 **in this column.

The second number has **1** in this column.

**4 275 302 _{} 4 210 243**

__Example 3__

Compare:

**275 302 ** _{ } **2 710 243**

**Answer**

When placed in columns, the number on the right has the digit 2 in the millions column.

The number on the left doesn't have a digit in the millions column. Call it zero.

0 < 2

**275 302 _{ } 2 710 243**