Video: Comparing Two Numbers up to 999

Which is greater 974 or 115?

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Which is greater — 974 or 115?

First, let’s line up our two numbers in a place value chart: 974, 115. To compare numbers, we always start by comparing their largest place value digit. In this case, the largest place value for both of our numbers is the hundreds place. So which is larger, nine or one? Nine is greater than one. And that means 974 is greater than 115.

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