# math

Which set of numbers is ordered correctly from least to greatest?
A. 0,-3,-,[-5],8
B. 8,[-5],-,-3,0
C. -,-3,0,[-5],8
D, [-5],-,-3,0,8

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1. The usual notation for [x] is the greatest integer that is equal to or less than x.
For example, [2.5]=2, [-3.4]=-4, but -[3.4]=-3 because the [ ] function applies to a positive number. The greatest integer not exceeding 3.4 is 3. On the other hand, for [-3.4], the greatest integer not exceeding -3.4 is -4.

However, having said all that, all numbers inside the [] sign are integers, so the greatest integer function has no effect.

The best way to solve this problem is to first remove the greatest integer function [], for example for (A),
0, -3, -4, -5, 8
We can see that -3, -4, -5 are all less than zero, so it is not ordered correctly from least to greatest.
If you draw a number line, you will find that they fall in this order:
-5...-4...-3...0...8

So use the number line and figure out the remainder, and you will eventually find one answer that is ordered from least to greatest.

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2. Which group of numbers is ordered co4rectly from least to greatest select all that apply. 2, -4, 6,-8
-1/3,-1/6,1/2,1
-1/10,0.2,3/10,1/4
11/2,-0.75,-0.25,11/2
-8,-3/4,-3,1/4

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posted by Kathi

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