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Compare & Order Real Numbers Integrated Mathematics Symbols You Need to Know < means > means = means Comparing Numbers Line up the decimals of the numbers being compared. Then, compare the place values for each digit starting from the left. Find the difference. The number with the largest digit is the larger number. Order the Numbers Ex.1) 76 and 71 Ex.2) 57.41 and 57.53 Ex.3) 7 13 Ex.4) 3 5 and and 11 13 4 9 Compare & Order Ex.5) Order 1 7 , , 2 8 and 13 16 from least to greatest. Ex.6) Order 25, −3, 10, & 2 from greatest to least. Compare & Order Ex.6) Order 25, −3, 10, & 2 from greatest to least. Compare & Order Ex.7) Compare 9,568 and 9,471 Compare & Order Ex.8) Which of the following numbers is larger? 357.2153 and 357.241 Ordering Negative Numbers • Look at the number line above. • Recall that the further left an object is on the number line, the smaller the number . • So, -50 is smaller than -20. • When ordering negative numbers, the number with the smallest digit is the largest number. Compare & Order Ex.9) Order −328 & − 357. Compare & Order Ex.10) Order −5,200, −5,020, & − 5,002 from greatest to least. Compare & Order Ex.11) Order the numbers from greatest to least: 2 6.25, 6 , 3 36 Compare & Order Ex.12) Fill in the correct symbol: 10 ? 15 2 Compare & Order Ex.13) Order the numbers from greatest to 10 10 10 least: , , 7 5 13