Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Representation and Calculation - Chapter Summary, Review, and Test - Review Exercises: 12

Answer

> -2 > -200

Work Step by Step

-2 is greater than -200. There are a couple of ways to look at this. First, -2 is farther right on the number line that -200, therefore -2 is greater than -200. ALso, think of a bank account. -2 represents being overdrawn by 2 dollars, while -200 can represent being overdrawn by 200 dollars. Therefore, -2 is the number with the higher magnitude.
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