# Question Video: Order the Heights of Three Towers from Tallest to Shortest Mathematics • 2nd Grade

Order the towers in the table from tallest to shortest.

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Order the towers in the table from tallest to shortest.

The table shows the height in meters of three towers, the Eiffel tower, and we can see that’s 324 meters tall, the Cairo tower, which is 187 meters tall, and the Burj Khalifa tower, which is 828 meters tall. We have to order these towers from tallest two shortest. When we’re ordering three-digit numbers, we need to use our knowledge of place value. We can write each of the heights into the table. Now we can compare the value of the digits.

Let’s start by comparing the hundreds digits. 324 has three hundreds, 187 has one hundred, and 828 has eight hundreds. We know that eight is greater than three. Eight is also greater than one. So the hundreds digit with the greatest value is the eight in 828. So the tallest tower is the Burj Khalifa. Which tower comes next? We know that three hundreds are greater than one hundred, so 324 is greater than 187. So the next tallest tower is the Eiffel tower. And the shortest tower is the Cairo Tower, which is 187 meters tall.

We ordered the towers in the table from tallest to shortest. And we used our knowledge of place value to help.