# Greatest To Least Calculator

With our ultra-fast **greatest-to-least calculator**, you will **sort a set of numbers in descending order**. All you need is to enter the values you want to **order from greatest to least**, and you will get them **in descending order**. Moreover, this tool can easily **order both fractions and decimals from greatest to least**.

Keep reading to learn more about **what descending order is** and **how the number-in-order generator works!**

## What is descending order?

When you **order numbers from greatest to least**, it means they are **in descending order** – their **values decrease from left to right**, the highest value being at the beginning and the lowest at the end. For example, let's look at numbers `4`

, `10`

, `2`

, and `12`

. You can see that `12`

is the greatest; the second in order is `10`

, then `4`

and `2`

. So, if you sort by number in descending order you will get `12`

, `10`

, `4`

, `2`

.

Of course, you can do it as above manually, but **it may cost you time**, so our **greatest to least calculator** will do it for you in a flash.

## Ordering the decimals from greatest to least

**Ordering of decimals from greatest to least** is simple: just **compare the digits** that appear in the numbers one by one, starting from the left side. To see it, analyze decimals `17.261`

, `17.232`

, and `17.265`

. Let's start from the left: the first three numbers are the same. Stop at the fourth digit, where `3`

is the smallest, so we found the **least number**. Let's move to the fifth number, it's `1`

and `5`

, but `5`

is larger, so **these numbers in descending order** will be `17.265`

, `17.261`

, and `17.232`

.

## How to order fractions from greatest to least?

To **sort fractions**, type values into the **greatest-to-least calculator** or see how it works in this example:

- Consider fractions of
`1/4`

,`4/7`

, and`2/5`

. **Convert to decimals**and compare them in a way described in the previous section.`1/4`

,`4/7`

, and`2/5`

are`0.25`

,`0.571`

, and`0.4`

, respectively.- Write them
**in descending order**as`4/7`

,`2/5`

, and`1/4`

.

## Other number sorting calculators

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## FAQ

### Is descending order least to greatest?

**No**, descending order means to **sort numbers from greatest to least**. If you arrange your data in reverse order, from **least to greatest**, it is called **ascending order**.

### How can I write 12, 61, 44, 66, 13 in descending order?

Say you have the numbers `12`

, `61`

, `44`

, `66`

, and `13`

. Start with the **largest number on the left** and end with the **smallest one on the right**. In this example, `66`

is the largest, and `12`

is the smallest, so sorting them **in descending order** would look like this: `66`

, `61`

, `44`

, `13`

, `12`

.