Are negatives greater or less than positive?

Remember the number line? If not, here it is:

 

negatives are less than zero – right?

negatives are less than zero

 

and positives are greater than zero – right?

Positive greater than zero

 

So negatives are less than positives.

Negatives less than Positives

What am I talking about? Well… Let’s say that you are walking on the numberline facing the right. When you go “forward” on the number line the numbers count up (0,1,2,3,…). That’s the positive direction. When you go “backwards” the numbers count down (3,2,1,0,-1,-2,…) and you are going in the negative direction.
Walkin' The Numberine

I hope this was helpful.

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