**Comparing Numbers: Finding the Largest 5-Digit Number**

Hey there! Today we are going to learn how to compare numbers and find the largest 5-digit number. This will help you become a pro at recognizing big numbers. Ready? Let’s dive in!

### What Are 5-Digit Numbers?

A 5-digit number is any number that has exactly 5 digits. The smallest 5-digit number is **10,000**, and the largest one is **99,999**. Now, we are on a mission to find the biggest number possible with five digits!

### What Makes a Number “Big”?

To compare numbers, we look at each digit, starting from the left. The number with the biggest digits on the left is always the larger number. Let’s break it down:

- The first digit is the most important. The higher this digit, the bigger the number.
- If two numbers have the same first digit, we check the second digit.
- Keep going until you find a difference.

### Example: Comparing Numbers

Let’s look at two 5-digit numbers: **57,432** and **68,921**.

- First, compare the first digits: 5 (in 57,432) and 6 (in 68,921). Since 6 is bigger than 5,
**68,921**is larger.

Simple, right? Just keep comparing digits from left to right!

### The Largest 5-Digit Number

We already know that the biggest possible 5-digit number is **99,999**. Why? Because it has the biggest number, **9**, in every place value. There’s no bigger digit than 9, and since every digit is a 9, it makes this the largest number.

### Practice Time!

Can you compare these two numbers and find the largest one?

- 45,123
- 49,876

Which one is larger? Look at the first digits: 4 and 4. Since they are the same, move to the next digit. The second digits are 5 and 9, so **49,876** is the larger number!

### Conclusion

Comparing numbers is all about looking at the digits from left to right. And remember, the largest 5-digit number is always **99,999**. Now you’re ready to find the biggest numbers in no time!