What is the order of the number eight when eight, seven, two, one, four, and nine are arranged in descending order?
The numbers we are given are eight, seven, two, one, four, and nine. We have to arrange them in descending order. Descending order means from greatest to smallest. Which of the numbers eight, seven, two, four, one, and nine is the greatest number? It’s nine. From the remaining numbers, eight is the next greatest number, then seven, four, two, and one.
Now we have to find the order of the number eight in this sequence of numbers. Nine is the first number, and eight is the second. When we ordered the numbers in descending order, the order of number eight is the second number.