Posted by **Deborah** on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 8:53pm.

The first digit of two different numbers is in the hundreds millions place. Both numbers contain the same digits. Can you determine the greater of the two numbers and Explain.

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**Steve**, Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:18am
Just start with the left-most digit of each number, and compare corresponding digits. The first time one is greater than the other, that number is the greater.

You know that, say, 6 > 2

So, if your two numbers are something like

7836219

7832...

you can immediately see that the first is greater, no matter what follows from there on to the right.

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