Comparing Large Numbers
Which number is larger?
238461 & 53214
First, put numbers one below the other
2,38,461
53,214
Since 2,38, 461 has more digits are than 53, 214
∴ 2,38, 461 is larger than 53, 214
Which number is larger?
238461 & 253214
First, put numbers one below the other
2,38,461
2,53,214
Since number of digits are same,
we compare individual digits
starting from left to right
2,38,461
2,53,214
2,38,461
2,53,214
2 = 2
So, we compare the next digit
2,38,461
2,53,214
3 < 5
So, 2,38,461 < 2,53,214
∴ 2,53,214 is larger

Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 10 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.