Video: Arranging Some Given Small Natural Numbers in Descending Order

Write the following numbers in descending order: 1, 4, 10, 7, and 5.

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Write the following numbers in descending order: one, four, 10, seven, and five.

Descending means going down. So we start with the greatest number. And we end with the smallest number. We could use a number line to help us compare the numbers, one, four, 10, seven, and five. Remember, we have to start with the greatest number, which is 10. Remember, we’re writing numbers in descending order. So the numbers are going down or getting smaller each time. So we need to count back on the number line, 10, then seven, five, four, one.

The numbers in descending order are 10, seven, five, four, one.

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