### Comparing Numbers: Which One is the Biggest?

Hey kids! Today, we’re going to have some fun comparing numbers. Let’s take a look at these three numbers:

**345, 355, 359**

All of these are 3-digit numbers, but which one is the largest? Let’s find out!

#### Step 1: Look at the Hundreds Place

First, we always check the **hundreds place**. In this case, the hundreds digit in each number is the same:

- 3️⃣45 (hundreds digit is 3)
- 3️⃣55 (hundreds digit is 3)
- 3️⃣59 (hundreds digit is 3)

Since all the hundreds digits are equal, we need to move to the **next step**.

#### Step 2: Look at the Tens Place

Now, let’s check the **tens place**:

- 34️⃣5 (tens digit is 4)
- 35️⃣5 (tens digit is 5)
- 35️⃣9 (tens digit is 5)

Aha! The first number, 345, has a tens digit of 4, while the other two numbers, 355 and 359, have tens digits of 5. That means 345 is the smallest, and we can remove it from the list.

Now, we only have two numbers left: 355 and 359. They both have the same tens digit, so what do we do? Let’s move to the next place!

#### Step 3: Look at the Ones Place

The **ones place** will help us decide between the two remaining numbers:

- 355 (ones digit is 5)
- 359 (ones digit is 9)

Which is bigger, 5 or 9? Of course, 9 is bigger!

#### Conclusion: The Largest Number is 359!

Great job! We’ve compared all the digits, and now we know that the largest number is **359**. 🎉