# Question #62817

##### 1 Answer

Jan 11, 2017

#### Explanation:

Any positive number is greater than a negative number.

So

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

Therefore is

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