College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter R - Section R.2 - Algebra Essentials - R.2 Assess Your Understanding - Page 26: 18


$-3 \lt -\dfrac{5}{2}$

Work Step by Step

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, $-3 \lt -\dfrac{5}{2}$
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