## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

$-0.57\lt-0.54$
Working left to right, compare the digits with the same place value. The first value that differs is the hundredths position. $-7\lt-4$, so $-0.57\lt-0.54$. Note that when comparing negative numbers, the number with the larger digit is the smaller number. The larger digit is "more negative".