# Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.1 Signed Numbers - 9.1 Exercises: 14

Three is greater than negative seven / Twelve is less than twenty-two

#### Work Step by Step

a.$3\gt-7$ is equivalent to 'three is greater than negative seven' in words. This is because 3 is to the right of -7 on the number line. Therefore, 3 has a value that is greater than -7. b. $12\lt22$ is equivalent to 'twelve is less than twenty-two' in words. This is because 12 is to the left of 22 on the number line. Therefore, 12 has a value that is less than 22.

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