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    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?
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    Do you have an example?
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    no

    Quote Originally Posted by beesleystudent16 View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by beesleystudent16 View Post
    well i dont have any examples i just need some tricks
    Get the answer to what, I cant add up smiley faces.
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    Lightbulb does 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?
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    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
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    i am so confused will someone help me!

    my math books don't explain it so good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beesleystudent16 View Post
    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_>
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    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 -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, -2+5=3
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