-6 -9
which is greater < >
not sure, but I think the answer is
-6 < -9
is my answer correct?
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