__Objective:__

At the end of this lesson, students should be able to use digits to make the smallest and largest possible numbers.

Every number is made up of digits. No matter how large they look, they are just several digits put together to make these numbers.

__Example 1__

Form the largest possible number using these digits

**5, 4, 9, 8, 3, 7, 1**

__Solution __

The largest possible number is 9,875,431 and it is written in words as Nine million eight hundred and seventy five thousand four hundred and thirty- one.

__Example 2 __

Form the least possible number using these digits

**1, 4, 9, 8, 3, 7, 4, 0**

__Solution__

The least possible number is 10,344,789 and it is written in words as Ten million three hundred and forty-four thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.

You will observe that zero ‘0’ is the smallest digit but you cannot start a whole number with 0, so you start the number with the second smallest digit before you write the zero and continue in that order ending with the largest digit.

__Example 3__

Write 4 numbers that can be found between 48712160 and 36017812 using the same digits in the numbers.

__Solution__

36117820 37620108 41213680 47601218

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