# ORDER FROM LEAST TO GREASTEST

PUT IN ORDER FROM LEAST TO GREASTEST
A. 2.17
B. 2.017
C. 20.17
D. .2017

### Comments for ORDER FROM LEAST TO GREASTEST

 Nov 16, 2010 Math – Sort Numbers by: Staff The question: PUT IN ORDER FROM LEAST TO GREASTEST A. 2.17 B. 2.017 C. 20.17 D. .2017 The answer: Ordinarily, I would recommend you try to visualize these numbers on a number line. However, the decimal differences are so close, I recommend you start your comparison by lining up the decimals in a vertical column (straight up and down). I’m going to use the 0 sign as a spacer. 02.17 02.017 20.17 00.2017 Now, add 0’s so that each of the numbers has a decimal with the same number of decimal places (in this case, 4 decimal places). 02.1700 02.0170 20.1700 00.2017 At this point, rewrite the numbers without the decimals. 021700 020170 201700 002017 Because there are no decimals to complicate the comparison, lining up the numbers from least to greatest is easy (add commas as a grouping symbol to make it even easier). Sorted least to greatest 002,017 020,170 021,700 201,700 To return the numbers to their original format, remove the commas, and put the decimal points back in the numbers 00.2017 02.0170 02.1700 20.1700 Remove the extra zeros .2017 2.017 2.17 20.17 Your final answer is (numbers sorted from least to greatest): D .2017 B 2.017 A 2.17 C 20.17 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com