# Thread: integers from greatest to least

1. ## integers 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 get the answer?

2. Do you have an example?

3. ## no

Originally Posted by beesleystudent16
I know how to put them in greatest to least, but does anybody have a trick to remember how to quickly get the answer?
well i dont have any examples i just need some tricks

4. Originally Posted by beesleystudent16
well i dont have any examples i just need some tricks

5. ## does anybody know the answer?

it shows a number line with the numbers -5-+5 then has points at the numbers-3, 0, +2?

6. 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

7. i am so confused will someone help me!

my math books don't explain it so good!

8. Originally Posted by beesleystudent16
my math books don't explain it so good!
I dont understand what you are asking

you would do this
<_-5_-4_-3_-2_-1_0_1_2_3_4_5_>

9. 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, $\displaystyle -2+5=3$