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Which is greater 435 or 453?

The keyword in this question is
“greater.” When we see the word “greater”
in a question, it means we have to compare two numbers and work out which one is
worth the most. You may also have seen these
symbols, which we use when we’re comparing the value of two numbers. The first symbol means “is less
than.” The equal symbol is used to
represent “is equal to.” And this symbol is used to mean
“is greater than.”

Let’s choose Mr. Alligator to
help us remember how to compare numbers using those symbols. Mr. Alligator is hungry for
lunch. He always eats the biggest
number, munch munch munch. The question asks us which is
greater, 435 or 453. So we need to compare the
numbers and work out which is greater. And so you can see I’ve used
the greater than symbol. If you’re not sure which is the
greater number, you could use an abacus to help you or draw an abacus to help
you.

Let’s start by comparing the
hundreds digit. 435 has four hundreds, but 453
also has four hundreds, so that doesn’t help. Let’s look at the tens
digit. 435 has three tens, and 453 has
five tens. So which is greater, 430 or
450? That’s right; it’s 450. So 453 is greater than 435. If we were going to record that
with the greater than symbol, that’s how it would look. So the answer to the question
is 453.