Video: Understanding Place Value When Comparing Numbers

Fill in the blanks using <, =, or >: 19 million and 712 _ 19 billion and 217

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Video Transcript

Fill in the blanks using less than, equal to, or greater than: 19 million and 712 compared to 19 billion and 217.

Let’s start by looking at the first phrase. 19 million plus some hundreds are being compared to 19 billion. 19 million is a 19 with six zeros behind it. 19 billion is a 19 with nine zeros behind it. 19 billion is 100 times more than 19 million. And that means 19 million and 712 is less than 19 billion and 217.

We should fill in the blank with the less than symbol.

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