Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.4 Positive and Negative Real Numbers - 1.4 Exercise Set: 54

Answer

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Work Step by Step

We first convert the fractions to decimals: $-\frac{14}{17}$ = -0.82, and $-\frac{27}{35}$ = -0.77. Therefore, we can see that $-\frac{14}{17}$ is to the left of $-\frac{27}{35}$ on the number line, so $-\frac{14}{17}$ is less than $-\frac{27}{35}$.
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