To compare two numbers, compare the

digits in each place from left to right.

Compare the digits in each place from left to right.

Start with the tens place.

8 = 8

The digits in the tens place are equal, so compare the digits in the ones place.

9 = 9

The digits in the ones place are equal, so compare the digits in the tenths place.

0 = 0

The digits in the tenths place are equal, so compare the digits in the hundredths place.

7 = 7

The digits in the hundredths place are equal, so compare the digits in the thousandths place.

3 > 2

Since 3 > 2, 89.073 > 89.072.