When comparing integers, you can use a number line.
Any number to the right of 0 gets bigger and bigger as you move to the right.
So, if the numbers are positive, the smaller number is the one closer to 0
Any number to the left of 0 gets smaller and smaller as you move to the left.
So, if the numbers are negative, the bigger number is the one closer to zero
Thing to remember:
Numbers on the left are always smaller than numbers on the right.
Compare 3 and -2
-2 is on the left of 3, so -2 is smaller than 3
Compare -4 and -1
At first, you may have a tendency to say that -4 is bigger than -1 because 4 is bigger than 1.
However, this is not the case. -1 is bigger than -4 because it is closer to 0.
Also, -1 is on the right of -4
Compare -7 and -5
-5 is bigger than -7
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