I know how to put them in greatest to least, but does anybody have a trick to remember how to quickly (Crying)(Nerd)(Angry)get the answer?

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- Apr 28th 2008, 06:46 PMbeesleystudent16integers from greatest to least
I know how to put them in greatest to least, but does anybody have a trick to remember how to quickly (Crying)(Nerd)(Angry)get the answer?

- Apr 28th 2008, 07:25 PMelizsimca
Do you have an example?

- Apr 28th 2008, 07:32 PMbeesleystudent16no
- Apr 28th 2008, 07:43 PMav8or91
- Apr 28th 2008, 07:45 PMbeesleystudent16does anybody know the answer?
it asks: Write the addition number sentence modeled

it shows a number line with the numbers -5-+5 then has points at the numbers-3, 0, +2? - Apr 28th 2008, 07:56 PMav8or91
What? So draw a line -5 to +5 and plot points -3,0,2 ? Im not exactly sure So, -5 -3 0 2 5 ??? Not sure exactly

- Apr 28th 2008, 07:56 PMbeesleystudent16
i am so confused will someone help me!

my math books don't explain it so good! - Apr 28th 2008, 08:18 PMMathstud28
- Apr 28th 2008, 08:41 PMelizsimca
I know when I'm tutoring students in addtion and subtraction of positive and negative numbers I always have them use a numberline. That way, if I say what is $\displaystyle -2+5$ it would look something like this:

<---(-3)---(-2)---(-1)---(0)---(1)---(2)---(3)--->

Then I have them put their finger at -2 and count 5 spaces to the right (since we are adding) and see where they end up. Which would be positive 3. Therefore, $\displaystyle -2+5=3$