Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.1 Signed Numbers - 9.1 Exercises: 13

Answer

Zero is less than five / Negative ten is greater than negative seventeen

Work Step by Step

a. $0\lt5$ is equivalent to 'zero is less than five' in words. This is because 0 is to the left of 5 on the number line. Therefore, 0 has a value that is less than 5. b.$10\gt-17$ is equivalent to 'negative ten is greater than negative seventeen' in words. This is because -10 is to the right of -17 on the number line. Therefore, -10 has a value that is greater than -17.
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