# How do you order the numbers from least to greatest: 1.6, -2/3, -0.5, 3/2, -5/2?

Mar 3, 2018

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

It is better to convert all fractions into decimals, so that we can compare them easier by using decimals.

$1.6$

$- \frac{2}{3} = - 0.666666 \ldots$

$- 0.5$

$\frac{3}{2} = 1.5$

$- \frac{5}{2} = - 2.5$

$A s - 2.5 < - 0.666 \ldots < - 0.5 < 1.5 < 1.6$,

$A n s w e r : - \frac{5}{2} < - \frac{2}{3} < - 0.5 < \frac{3}{2} < 1.6$