What's a greater number than -1? Is it -1.1 or -0.9?

H helpmeddddd Mar 2019 196 1 TTF area Aug 7, 2019 #1 What's a greater number than -1? Is it -1.1 or -0.9? Last edited by a moderator: Aug 8, 2019

romsek Math Team Sep 2015 2,960 1,674 USA Aug 7, 2019 #2 to get a number greater than a given number add a positive value to it. -1 + 0.1 = -0.9 -1 < -0.9 on the other hand to get a number less than a given number subtract a positive value from it -1 - 0.1 = -1.1 -1.1 < -1 Reactions: 3 people

to get a number greater than a given number add a positive value to it. -1 + 0.1 = -0.9 -1 < -0.9 on the other hand to get a number less than a given number subtract a positive value from it -1 - 0.1 = -1.1 -1.1 < -1

N nanaseailie Jul 2019 6 2 jakarta Aug 8, 2019 #3 -0.9 think of a number line, -0.9 is to the right of -1, so it's greater. In a number line (or x-axis in cartesian graph), if you go to the right, the number is greater. Last edited by a moderator: Aug 8, 2019 Reactions: 2 people

-0.9 think of a number line, -0.9 is to the right of -1, so it's greater. In a number line (or x-axis in cartesian graph), if you go to the right, the number is greater.

O Otis Jun 2019 31 24 AZ, Seattle, San Diego Aug 10, 2019 #5 Pop quiz for helpmeddddd What is the smallest positive number?

E EvanJ Oct 2013 713 91 New York, USA Aug 13, 2019 #6 In my opinion, 1/infinity should be defined as the smallest positive number. Reactions: 1 person

idontknow Dec 2015 1,083 169 Earth Aug 14, 2019 #8 EvanJ said: In my opinion, 1/infinity should be defined as the smallest positive number. Click to expand... \(\displaystyle \frac{1}{\infty } \rightarrow 0\). Reactions: 1 person

EvanJ said: In my opinion, 1/infinity should be defined as the smallest positive number. Click to expand... \(\displaystyle \frac{1}{\infty } \rightarrow 0\).

topsquark Math Team May 2013 2,522 1,049 The Astral plane Aug 14, 2019 #9 EvanJ said: In my opinion, 1/infinity should be defined as the smallest positive number. Click to expand... Except that \(\displaystyle \infty\) is not actually a number.... -Dan Reactions: 1 person

EvanJ said: In my opinion, 1/infinity should be defined as the smallest positive number. Click to expand... Except that \(\displaystyle \infty\) is not actually a number.... -Dan

topsquark Math Team May 2013 2,522 1,049 The Astral plane Aug 14, 2019 #10 idontknow said: \(\displaystyle \frac{1}{\infty } \rightarrow 0\). Click to expand... It would be better to say \(\displaystyle \lim_{x \to \infty} \frac{1}{x} = 0\). -Dan Last edited by a moderator: Aug 14, 2019 Reactions: 2 people

idontknow said: \(\displaystyle \frac{1}{\infty } \rightarrow 0\). Click to expand... It would be better to say \(\displaystyle \lim_{x \to \infty} \frac{1}{x} = 0\). -Dan