Comparison of One-digit Numbers

What are the rules for the comparison of one-digit numbers?

The comparison of one-digit numbers depends on their values. The value of a number is found by adding the place values of the digits. The value of a one-digit number is its face or place value. The place value or face value of the digit of a single digit number is the same.

We know:

6 > 4

8 > 5

4 < 6

8 < 9

If we compare one-digit numbers, the number which has the greater value (face value or place value) is greater than the number which has the smaller value, as shown above.

We also know: 8 < 10 or 10 > 8

The value of 10 is greater than 8.

The value of 8 is lesser than 10.

Similarly, 7 > 3 or 3 < 7 The value of 7 is greater than 3.

The value of 3 is lesser than 7.


Arranging 1-digit numbers:

(i) Arranging the numbers 7, 5, 1, 6, 9 in ascending order:

The numbers are arranged in ascending order 1, 5, 6, 7, 9.

(ii) Arranging the numbers 4, 8, 2, 5, 6 in descending order:

The numbers are arranged in descending order 8, 6, 5, 4, 2.

Thus, any two-digit number is always greater than a one-digit number.

10 > 9 , 12 > 7 , 11 > 5 , etc.

3rd Grade Math Lessons

From Comparison of One-digit Numbers to HOME PAGE




Didn't find what you were looking for? Or want to know more information about Math Only Math. Use this Google Search to find what you need.



New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below. Ask a Question or Answer a Question.