# Which is bigger: 56 cm or 6 cm?

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56 cm is more than 6cm.

56

#### Explanation:

Both 6 and 56 are on the same side of 0 on the number line. 56 is further away from 0 than is 6. So 56 is the 'greater' number.

Mathematically there is a big difference between bigger and 'greater than'. The number that is to the right on the number line is the greater number.

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The further away from 0 is the number the 'bigger' it is. So -39 is bigger than -36 but value wise -39 is 'less than' -36.