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Fill in the blank space with the correct sign. Use either <, > or =.
480  $latex \framebox[0.5in]{}$  425

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.

480 ____ 425


Comparing the hundreds digits:

We observe that both digits are the same.


Comparing the tens digits:

We observe that both digits are NOT the same.

  • The tens digit in the number 480 is 8.
  • The tens digit in the number 425 is 2.

But, 8 is greater than 2.

So, 480 is greater than 425.

That is, 480 > 425.