Math

posted by Donald

Hello I need to ask a question. This is all new to me as we are just learning this in school.

How would I write an inequality with -197 and -110?
I have never done this before. Can you please help me?

  1. Ms. Sue

    -197 < -110

  2. bobpursley

    -197<-110

    Think about the number line, and where you would place those numbers. More negative always means less...

  3. Donald

    Hello Mr. Bobpursley and Ms. Sue are you saying that when -197 is on the number line on the negative side that it would be always less than a number that is before the number -197? Please advise.

  4. Donald

    Or do you mean the greater the negative number the less it is regarding the number in front of it?

  5. Ms. Sue

    Think of it like owing money. If you owe $197, you'll have less money than if you owe $110.

  6. Donald

    Hello Ms. Sue that makes sense so -197 is less than -110?

  7. Ms. Sue

    Yes.

  8. Donald

    Thank you Ms. Sue and Mr. Bobpursley :)

  9. Ms. Sue

    You're welcome.

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