Posted by **Cuyler** on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 6:12pm.

I have to put these intergers in order from least to greatest.

12, -6, 20, -47, -11

I didn't do well on my last test. I am really trying to figure this out.

my answer is

-6, -11, 12, 20, -47

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, September 24, 2012 at 6:21pm
Why did you put - 47 as the greatest?

Check a number line.

http://www.helpingwithmath.com/printables/others/lin0301number50.htm

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**Cuyler**, Monday, September 24, 2012 at 6:33pm
Ms. Sue

so -47, -11, -6, 11, 20

so basically then any negative is smaller than the non negative number? right? if that is right that was easy. I hope i am right.

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, September 24, 2012 at 6:36pm
Yes, that's right.

I think of negative numbers as money I owe. Positive numbers are money that I have.

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**Cuyler**, Monday, September 24, 2012 at 6:42pm
thank you so much

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7:19pm
You're very welcome.

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