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Course: Arithmetic (all content)>Unit 1

Lesson 11: Comparing multi-digit numbers

Comparing multi-digit numbers

Lindsay compares multi-digit numbers such as 350,000 and 53,000.

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• why did my teacher do it different?
• Many math problems can be solved using more than one method, so it’s possible that different teachers may teach different methods.

It is an advantage to understand more than one method of solving a math problem. An excellent way to check your answer is to solve the problem using a second method and see if you get the same answer.
• *so why cant we just figure out which one is greater by just looking at it ??*
• idk the adults think its impossible or smth
• Should I start from the ones place or the highest number value?
• If adding and/or subtracting, start with the ones place, otherwise, starting with the second option will not give you accurate math.
• there is so much old comments
• i know. there is A LOT. (only with the most votes.)
• why is this in 5 grade? I learn this in 2 grade! it makes no sense.
• I don't get it
• I get it.
• why do you have to start from the gratest number?
• Ya why