# Ordering negative numbers

Extend the idea of greater than and less than to negative numbers!

We already know that numbers farther to the right on the number line are greater for positive numbers.

For example,

**is greater than**because is farther to the right than on the number line:**Key idea:**The fact that numbers farther to the right on the number line are greater, is true for

**both positive and negative numbers.**

For example,

**is greater than**because is farther to the right than on the number line: