Ascending and Descending Orders (Whole Numbers)

overview

More than two numbers can be compared to arrange them in

• **ascending order** : from smallest to the largest

• **descending order** : from largest to the smallest

order in many

the three trees shown in the figure. The pine tree oak tree and the palm tree. The largest among them is placed first position as pine. Then the rest are compared and largest among them is placed in second position as palm. Third position is taken by the last oak tree. Thus, the trees can be ordered from largest to smallest.

Considering the problem : arranging trees from largest to smallest. The order is Pine, Palm, and Oak. The numbers (in this example, representing the height of trees) can be arranged from largest to smallest. This order is called *descending order*.

The trees are ordered from smallest to largest. The smallest among them is placed first position as oak. Then the rest are compared and smallest among them is placed in second position as palm. Third position is taken by the last pine tree. Thus, the trees are ordered from smallest to largest.

The order is Oak, Palm, and Pine. The numbers (in this example, representing the height of trees) can be arranged from smallest to largest. This order is called *ascending order*.

The word "ascend" means: to go up or climb. The ascending order : the numbers are ordered from smallest to the largest.

The word "descend" means: to move down. The descending order : the numbers are ordered from largest to the smallest.

Arrange the numbers in ascending order 234234, 7373, 423423.

The answer is "7373, 234234,423423"

Arrange the numbers in descending order 873, 9, 99.

The answer is "873, 99, 9"

More than two numbers can be compared to arrange them in

• **ascending order** : from smallest to the largest

• **descending order** : from largest to the smallest

examples

Arrange the numbers in descending order 588, 23, 21.

The answer is "588, 23, 21"

summary

More than two numbers can be compared to arrange them in

• **ascending order** : from smallest to the largest

• **descending order** : from largest to the smallest

Example: given numbers 2,7,4 is arranged in

ascending order : 2,4,7

descending order : 7,4,2

Outline

The outline of material to learn whole numbers is as follows

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• Introduction

→ __Numbers__

→ __Large Numbers__

→ __Expanded form__

→ __Face and place values__

→ __Approximation and Estimation__

• Comparison

→ __Comparing two numbers__

→ __Number line__

→ __Predecessor & Successor__

→ __Largest & Smallest__

→ __Ascending & Descending__

• Addition Subtraction

→ __Addtion: First Principles__

→ __Addition: Simplified Procedure__

→ __Subtraction: First Principles__

→ __Subtraction: Simplified Procedure__

• Multiplication Division

→ __Multiplication: First Principles__

→ __Multiplication: Simplified Procedure__

→ __Division: First Principles__

→ __Division: Simplified Procedure__

• Numerical Expression

→ __Introducing Numerical Expressions__

→ __Precedence__

→ __Sequence__

→ __Brackets__