-6 -9

which is greater < >

not sure, but I think the answer is

-6 < -9

is my answer correct? :confused:

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- June 6th 2007, 03:44 PMbreanna2471which is greater
-6 -9

which is greater < >

not sure, but I think the answer is

-6 < -9

is my answer correct? :confused: - June 6th 2007, 03:50 PMJhevon
no. -9 is less than -6.

start with the positive numbers. we know that 6 < 9

if we multiply through by -1, we have to turn around the inequality sign, so we get: -6 > -9

you can also use a number line to see this. -9 is farther away to the left of zero than -6 is. the farther away from 0 we are in that direction, the more negative the number is and hence the smaller it is - June 6th 2007, 03:53 PMPlato
Which would you prefer to owe me 9 dollars or to owe me 6 dollars?

Thus the most advantageous is –9<-6 would it not?

You know that 6<9 so the opposite is –9<-6.