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
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.