# What are Negative Numbers?

Welcome to our What are Negative Numbers support page.

Hopefully all (or nearly all) your questions about negative numbers will be answered here!

We have also included an interactive app produced by PhET to help you understand this concept.

## What are Negative Numbers?

### Comparing negative numbers

How to compare negative numbers

When you are comparing with negative numbers, everything swaps around and becomes a little more complicated!

With negative numbers, the more negative the number is, the lower its value.

As you go right along the number line, the values are increasing.

As you go left along the number line, the values are decreasing.

This means that any positive number (or even zero) will always be greater than any negative number.

Examples

• 0 > -3 this means 0 is greater than -3
• -8 < -5 this means -8 is less than -5
• -27 > -30 this means -27 is greater than -30
• -26 < 2 this means -26 is less than 2

## Randomly Generated Negative Number Worksheets

### Absolute Value and Opposite Numbers Worksheets

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