**Comparing Numbers: Find the Largest 4-Digit Number**

Hi 3rd graders! Today, we are going to have some fun comparing numbers to find the biggest one. Let’s look at four numbers:

- 9345
- 9346
- 9348
- 9341

Which one is the largest? Let’s figure it out together!

### Step 1: Look at the first digit

All of these numbers start with 9, so they all have the same first digit. That means we need to look at the next digit to compare them.

### Step 2: Check the second digit

Now, let’s check the second digit:

- 9345 has 3 in the second place.
- 9346 has 3 in the second place.
- 9348 has 3 in the second place.
- 9341 has 3 in the second place.

They all have the same second digit too! So far, they’re still equal. Let’s move to the next digit.

### Step 3: Compare the third digit

Next, look at the third digit:

- 9345 has 4 in the third place.
- 9346 has 4 in the third place.
- 9348 has 4 in the third place.
- 9341 has 4 in the third place.

Once again, they’re all the same in the third place. So, let’s move on to the last digit!

### Step 4: Look at the last digit

Now, we check the fourth digit:

- 9345 has 5 in the last place.
- 9346 has 6 in the last place.
- 9348 has 8 in the last place.
- 9341 has 1 in the last place.

The largest last digit is **8**. So, the biggest number is **9348**.

### Final Answer:

The largest number is **9348**!