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# Comparing multi-digit whole numbers word problems

## Thuyết minh video

two baseball teams are comparing the number of fans who attended their most recent games the attendance at the Stanleyville sliders game was twelve thousand 896 fans the attendance at the Bentson bats game was twelve thousand 901 fans which team had more fans at their game pause this video and see if you can figure it out alright let's work through this together now Stanleyville sliders they tell Stanleyville sliders game was twelve thousand twelve thousand eight hundred and ninety six and there's a reason why I'm writing it really large right over there and then we see at the Bentson bats the Benson the Benson bats game was twelve thousand nine hundred one twelve thousand nine hundred and one so the way I like to compare numbers is I go to the largest place value first and I compare well see they both have 110 thousand so they're the same number of 10,000 they have the same number of thousands but then when we get to hundreds notice benson bats has more hundreds than Stanleyville sliders it doesn't matter what happens in the tens and ones place if they have more hundreds over here so Benson bat this is a larger number so which one has more fans at their game Benson's bats and once again I started the largest place while I started the ten thousands place it was the same that I move on to the next place it's the same then I move on the next place but now in the hundreds place Benson's bats is larger so I know that Benson's bats is going to be has more fans in Stanleyville sliders I could write this as twelve thousand nine hundred and one is greater than and I always remember the sign by saying hey it opens to the larger value so this is going to be greater than twelve thousand eight hundred and ninety-six and you can even just think about it just keep counting 12 1896 12,800 seven twelve thousand eight hundred ninety-eight twelve thousand eight hundred ninety nine twelve thousand nine hundred and then twelve thousand nine hundred one all right let's do another example the table shows the weights of several animals at the zoo put the animals in order from lightest to heaviest the lightest animal should be on the top of the list and so you can see it right over here they give us these three animals and if you're doing this on Khan Academy would be able to click on these and move them around but I'm just I just copy and pasted the actual image so let's just think about these weights so let's look at the let's first let's do the same thing let's first look and actually pause the video and try to solve it on your on your own all right so if we first look at the thousands place remember we started the largest place value so the thousands place they all have exactly two thousands so now we move on to the hundreds place so both the polar bear and the crocodile has has two hundreds but the giraffe only has one hundred so the giraffe is the lightest and remember we're ordering from lightest heaviest because this is the least number of hundreds they all have the same number of thousands and so then we move to one space to the right to the hundreds and the giraffe has the least number of hundreds so the giraffe the giraffe is going to be the lightest and so now we'll think about between the polar bear and the crocodile they both have the same number of thousands they have the same number of hundreds they have the same number of tens but notice the polar bear has more ones than the crocodile and so the cut then so the polar bear is heavier so the crocodile comes next it's the next heaviest or the next lightest crocodile and then the heaviest is the polar bear the polar bear and once again you start the largest place value you compare they were the same then you go to the next largest oh there's a difference so this one must be lighter doesn't matter what happens in the tens and ones because it has fewer hundreds than these right over here and so if you were sorting these around you would want to put the giraffe first and then you would then you would put the crocodile and then the polar bear would stay last actually you would just swap you would just swap these two right over here let's do one more this is a lot of fun all right let me scroll down a little bit pause this video now and see if you can solve this the table shows the elevations for three mountains in North America Abby is trying to get the elevation of University peak she knows that it is taller than Mount massive but not as tall as Mount Oliver Stone so it is between mount Oliver Stone and Mount massive so it is right over you're taller than Mount massive but not as tall as Mount Alvar stone all right fill in the blank with an elevation Abby could guess for the elevation of University Peak enter a whole number solution so just to think of a number that is larger than 14,000 428 and smaller than 14,000 400 well one possibilities we'll just add one to Mount massive so one possibility is 14,000 429 that would be taller than Mount massive but not as tall as Mount Alvar Sona still has fewer this still has even though it has more one than Mount massive everything else is the same it has fewer hundreds than Mount Alvar stone so that could be we could write 14,000 429 we could have all certain 14,000 430 and we could have kept going all the way until 14,000 499 they all they want us to rent our whole number solution so any of these would have been acceptable answers