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Compare Large Numbers Using Knowledge of Place Value

In this worksheet, students will compare numbers up to 10,000,000, using the < or > sign between the two given numbers.

' Compare Large Numbers Using Knowledge of Place Value' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Determine Digit Value to 10 000 000

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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

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

 

We will group digits in threes, placing commas 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.

 

place value grid

 

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  box  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  box with less than  5,110,243

 

 

Example 2

Compare:

4,275,302  box  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  box with greater than  4,210,243

 

 

Example 3

Compare:

275,302  box  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  box with less than  2,710,243

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