In this page, finding largest or smallest number among three or more whole numbers is explained.

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Consider the number of cats, fish, and cars in the figure. Which one is the largest in number?

- cat
- fish
- fish
- car

The answer is "fish". Count of Quantities can be compared to find the largest or smallest among them.

Consider the three trees shown in the figure. The pine tree, oak tree, and the palm tree. Which one is the tallest?

- pine tree
- pine tree
- oak tree
- palm tree

The answer is "pine tree". Measurement of Quantities such as height, weight, etc. can be compared to find the largest or smallest among them.

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Find the largest in the following `234`, `23`, `423`.

- `234`
- `23`
- `423`
- `423`

The answer is "`423`"

• More than two numbers can be compared to find the largest or smallest among them.

Simplified procedure to find Largest (or Smallest) among many numbers : Compare the first number with the second one. Take the largest (or smallest) and compare that with the next number. Taking the largest (or smallest) in every step, compare with the next number till all the numbers are compared. The largest (or smallest) in the last step is the result.

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Find the largest in the following `78`, `22`, `322`.

- `78`
- `22`
- `322`
- `322`

The answer is "`322`"

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Find the smallest in the following `78`, `22`, `322`.

- `78`
- `22`
- `22`
- `322`

The answer is "`22`"

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Find the largest in the following `2`, `2`, `2`.

- `2`
- `2`
- largest is not possible

The answer is "`2`". Largest among them is the value `2`.

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