# Question #62817

Jan 11, 2017

$- \frac{4}{5} < - \frac{1}{14} < \frac{7}{9}$

#### Explanation:

Any positive number is greater than a negative number.
So $\frac{7}{9}$ 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 $- \frac{4}{5}$ is further to the left than $- \frac{1}{14}$

Therefore is $- \frac{4}{5} < - \frac{1}{14.}$

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