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

Mar 18, 2018

$- \frac{12}{5} , - 1 \frac{7}{9} , - 1.35$

#### Explanation:

$- \frac{12}{5} = - 2 \frac{2}{5} \mathmr{and} - 2.4$
$- 1 \frac{7}{9} \approx - 1.77$
$- 1.35$

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.

$= {\overbrace{- \frac{12}{5}}}^{-} 2.4 , {\overbrace{- 1 \frac{7}{9}}}^{-} 1.77 , {\overbrace{- 1.35}}^{-} 1.35$