Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Introduction to Decimals - Exercise Set: 50

Answer

$-0.59\lt-0.52$

Work Step by Step

Working left to right, compare the digits with the same place value. The first value that differs is the hundredths position. $-9\lt-2$, so $-0.59\lt-0.52$. Note that when comparing negative numbers, the number with the larger digit is the smaller number. The larger digit is "more negative".
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