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Fill in the blank space with the correct sign. Use either <, > or =.
123  $latex \framebox[0.5in]{}$  123

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.

123 ____ 123


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 the same.


So, 123 is equal to 123.

That is, 123 = 123.