## Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

-8/7 $\lt$ -3/7
The basic idea behind comparing two numbers a and b on the real number line is that if a lies to the left of b then a < b. If we plot -3/7 and -8/7 on the real number line -8/7 lies to the left of -3/7. Thus: -8/7 $\lt$ -3/7