1st Grade Comparison of Numbers

We will learn how to compare two numbers. Compare a one-digit number and a two-digit number and Compare 2 two-digit numbers.

I. A two-digit number is always greater than a one-digit number.

(i) Compare 26 and 8.

26

8

26 has two digits. 8 has one one-digit.

26 is greater than 8.


(ii) Compare 11 and 9.

11

9

11 has two digits. 9 has one one-digit.

11 is greater than 9.


II. A two-digit number having more number of tens is the greater number.

(i) Compare 83 and 49.

83

49

83 has two digits. 49 has two digits.

Compare first the digits in the tens place.

8 is bigger than 4. 83 is bigger than 49.


(ii) Compare 61 and 92.

61

92

61 has two digits. 92 has two digits.

Compare first the digits in the tens place.

9 is bigger than 6. 92 is bigger than 61.


III. When tens place of a two-digit number has the same digit.

(i) Compare 28 and 29.

28

29

When tens place has the same digit in both numbers, compare the ones place.

9 is greater than 8.

29 is the greater number.

29 is greater than 28.


(ii) Compare 53 and 56.

53

56

When tens place has the same digit in both numbers, compare the ones place.

6 is greater than 3.

56 is the greater number.

56 is greater than 53.


Questions and Answers on 2nd Grade Comparison of Numbers:

1. Color in red and bold which has the greater number. One has been done for you. 

(i)

23

27

(ii)

59

54

(iii)

33

45

(iv)

61

68

(v)

48

42

Answer:

1. (ii) 59

(iii) 45

(iv) 68

(v) 48


2. Color in red and bold which has the smaller number. One has been done for you. 

(i)

15

51

(ii)

23

20

(iii)

45

25

(iv)

85

95

(v)

90

93

Answer:

2. (ii) 20

(iii) 25

(iv) 85

(v) 90




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