How do you write the numbers in order from least to greatest: -12/5, -1.35, -1 7/9?

1 Answer

Answer:

#-12/5, -1 7/9,-1.35#

Explanation:

#-12/5 = -2 2/5 or -2.4#
#-1 7/9 ~~ -1.77#
#-1.35#

The smaller a negative number the greater it actually is.

Positive 1.35 is the smallest out of the three, if they were all positive. Therefore, it would be the largest as a negative. Because it is closest to #0.#

So #-1.35# would be last since it is the greatest.

Then it would #-1.77# as the second greatest because it is smaller than #-1.35# but larger than #-2.4.# Therefore, #-2.4# would be the smallest so that would be first, if you were ordering it from least to greatest.

#= overbrace(-12/5)^-2.4, overbrace(-1 7/9)^-1.77, overbrace(-1.35)^-1.35#