Find the difference between the greatest and the smallest numbers among
, and 304.
Step 1: Find the greatest number and the smallest number.
It can help to line up the numbers by place value:
The greatest number has the greatest number of digits, so it must be one of the 5-digit numbers (, , or ). 88 thousands > 83 thousands > 54 thousands, so must be the greatest number.
The smallest number is the number with the fewest digits, so 304 must be the smallest number.
Step 2: Subtract .
Subtract vertically. Make sure to line up the digits by place value.
Subtract the units digits first, then the tens digits, then the hundreds digits, and so on.
So, the difference is .