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Numbers that are below zero are known as negative numbers. If you think there is no use for negative numbers, think again: when the temperature falls below zero, it is recorded as a negative temperature, e.g. 5°C. If you owe money to the bank, your balance becomes negative.
To make it easier for you we've added number lines to all the questions. It might be helpful if you use your pencil or pen to count along the number line  and above all, remember to go the correct way!














Numbers to the left of zero are negative, but numbers to the right of zero are positive. As you move to the right along the number line, the numbers increase in size, but as you move to the left along the number line, the numbers decrease in size. In this case 3 is to the left of 3, so 3 < 3

In this case 4 is to the left of 3, so 4 < 3


Any number below zero is written with a minus sign in front of it

In this case 8 is to the right of 10, so 8 > 10


In this case 0 is to the right of 1, so 0 > 1

Adding six means that you move to the right by six units: this brings you to 2


Subtracting six means that you move to the left by six units: this brings you to 8

Subtracting 5 means that you move to the left by 5 units: this brings you to 0. adding 4 means that you move to the right by 4 units: this brings you to 4. Subtracting 8 means that you move to the left by 8 units: this brings you to 4


Subtracting 3 means that you move to the left by 3 units: this brings you to 2. adding 7 means that you move to the right by 7 units: this brings you to 5. Subtracting 4 means that you move to the left by 4 units: this brings you to 1: you are back where you started!

Subtracting 6 means that you move to the left by 6 units: this brings you to 9. adding 9 means that you move to the right by 9 units: this brings you to 0. Subtracting 6 means that you move to the left by 6 units: this brings you to 6
