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Arranging the numbers from the smallest to the greatest is called ascending order.

Example:

Order the following integer from the smallest to the greatest.

\(-125\), \(84\), \(0\), \(-152\), \(56\).

**Step 1**: First split the positive numbers and negative numbers.

\(84\) and \(56\) are positive numbers.

\(-125\) and \(-152\) are negative numbers.

\(0\) is neither a positive nor a negative number.

**Step 2**: The greatest number with a negative sign is the smallest of all.

\(-152 < -125\).

**Step 3**: Negative numbers are always lesser than zero.

\(-152 < -125 < 0\).

**Step 4**: The remaining numbers are \(84\) and \(56\). Here \(8 > 5\) (left-most digits).

\(-152 < -125 < 0 < 56 < 84\).

Thus, the ascending order of the set of values is \(-152 < -125 < 0 < 56 < 84\).

Arranging the numbers from the greatest to the smallest is called descending order.

Example:

Consider the same set of numbers \(-125\), \(84\), \(0\), \(-152\), \(56\).

As the descending order is the greatest to the smallest, let us arrange it in the reverse order.

The descending order of the set of values is \(84\) \(>\) \(56\) \(>\) \(0\) \(>\) \(-125\) \(>\) \(-152\).

As the descending order is the greatest to the smallest, let us arrange it in the reverse order.

The descending order of the set of values is \(84\) \(>\) \(56\) \(>\) \(0\) \(>\) \(-125\) \(>\) \(-152\).