## College Algebra (10th Edition)

$-3 \lt -\dfrac{5}{2}$
Note that: $-3 = -\dfrac{6}{2}$ On a number line, $-\dfrac{6}{2}$ is to the left of $-\dfrac{5}{2}$. Thus, $-\dfrac{6}{2} \lt -\dfrac{5}{2}$ Therefore, $-3 \lt -\dfrac{5}{2}$