# Comparing Whole Numbers

Comparing whole numbers involves determining which number is greater or lesser than another number. The most common way to compare whole numbers is to use the symbols "<" (less than), ">" (greater than), or "=" (equal to). When comparing whole numbers, it is important to consider the place value of each digit. The digit in the leftmost place value is the most significant, and the digit in the rightmost place value is the least significant. For example, when comparing the numbers 123 and 456, we would first compare the leftmost digits (1 and 4). Since 4 is greater than 1, we know that 456 is greater than 123. If the leftmost digits are equal, we would then compare the next digits to the right, and so on, until we find a difference.

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