### Question

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**Fill in the blank space with the correct sign. Use either <, > or =.**

**177**$latex \framebox[0.5in]{}$

**171**

**The correct answer is ">".**

It is easy!

- Compare the hundreds digits.
- If the hundreds digits are the same, then compare the tens digits.
- If tens digits are the same, then compare the ones digits.

Solution:

Observe that both numbers have three digits.

177 ____ 171

Comparing the hundreds digits:

We observe that both digits are the same.

Comparing the tens digits:

We observe that both digits are the same.

Comparing the ones digits:

We observe that both digits are **NOT** the same.

- The ones digit in the number 17
**7**is**7**. - The ones digit in the number 17
**1**is**1**.

But, **7** is greater than **1**.

So, **177** is **greater** than **171**.

**That is, 177 > 151.**