Question #62817

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#-4/5 < -1/14 < 7/9#


Any positive number is greater than a negative number.
So #7/9# is the largest of the three numbers.

On the number line, the further to the left a number is, the smaller the number is.

As negative numbers get larger in their absolute value or positive value the negative numbers get smaller further to the left.

So #-4/5# is further to the left than #-1/14#

Therefore is #-4/5 < -1/14. #

Think about it if you have -$1.00 you have "more" money than if you have -$5.00. With -$1.00, it will take less to get back to a positive value.

Owing $5.00 is worse than owing $1.00