How do you order the following from least to greatest #sqrt(7/2), sqrt11, -sqrt16, -3.3, -sqrt36#?

1 Answer
Jun 5, 2017

Answer:

#-sqrt36" "-sqrt16" "-3.3" "sqrt(7/2)" "-sqrt6#

Explanation:

The numbers are impossible to compare as they are because they are all in different forms.

Convert them all to decimals first.

#" "sqrt(7/2)" "sqrt11" "-sqrt16" "-3.3" "-sqrt36#
#=1.8708" "=3.3166" "= -4" "= -3.3" "= -6#

Now arrange them in order from smallest to biggest:

#-6" "-4" "-3.3" "1.8708" "3.3166#

Give the answers in their original form:

#-sqrt36" "-sqrt16" "-3.3" "sqrt(7/2)" "-sqrt6#