Rational Numbers on a Numberline

Drag each point to its proper place on the number line. Use your observations in order to answer the questions below the applet.

Andre says that  is less than - because, of the two numbers,  is closer to 0. Do you agree? Explain your reasoning.

Which number is greater?

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Which number is farther from 0?

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Which number is greater?

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Which number is farther from 0?

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Is the number that is farther from 0 always the greater number? Explain your reasoning.