**What is the Difference between Ascending and Descending Order**

**Ascending order:**

When numbers are written from the smallest number to the largest number, then the numbers are in ascending order.

**Example:** Four numbers 42,130; 5,781; 4,25,806 and 35,601 if written in ascending order, would have the following order:

5,781 (smallest); 35,601; 42,130; 4,25,806 (largest)

**Descending order: **

When numbers are written from the largest number to the smallest number, then the numbers are in descending order.

**Example:** Four numbers 1,40,673; 5,078; 1,42,560 and 35,746 if written in descending order, would have the following order:

1,42,560 (largest); 1,40,673; 35,746; 5,078 (smallest)

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