How do you order the following from least to greatest without a calculator #2, -3/7, 0.75, -3/2#?
First, let's make all these common to decimals just to make it easier:
The smallest number here is
The largest number here is
Least to greatest (in decimal form is):
Least to greatest in the original form would be:
Negative numbers are always smaller than positive numbers.
So an initial sort gives us:
On the number line, numbers decrease to the left and increase to the right.
This gives the order as: