You can use a
number line to order
numbers.
A number line has its numbers written in order from least to greatest on a
line.
When comparing
two numbers,
you can use a
greater than (>) , less than (<),
equal (=), or not equal sign

to
always
read
a number sentence from left to right! 
Using a number line
to compare whole numbers 

4,843 is to the
right
of 4,456 on the number line.
So 4,456 is less than
4,843.
4,456 < 4,843 
Example 1:
Use the number line
to help you compare the numbers 2,500 and 3,200. 

3,200 is to the
right
of 2,500 on the number line.
So 2,500 is less than
3,200.
2,500 < 3,200 
Example 2:
Use the number line
to help you find which symbols will make the number sentence true.
< ,

> ,

= ,




1,800


3,200 
3,200 is to the
right
of 1,800 on the number line.
So 1,800 is less than
3,200 and 1,800 is
not equal
to 3,200.
1,800 
< 
3,200 
1,800


3,200



Remember:
A
number line has its numbers in order from
least to
greatest
on a line. 
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