# Things to Do with Real Numbers Examples

### Example 1

Since -200 is to the left of 5 on the number line, we say that -200 is less than 5. This is abbreviated in symbols by: |

### Example 2

Remember that the absolute value of a number is the number of steps it takes to reach that number from zero. (You can only take one step at a time. We're very impressed that you can jump all the way from 3 to 7 in a single bound, but you're going to have to pull it back a skosh.) |-200| = 200 so, the absolute value of (-200) is greater than 5. Show this as an inequality. |

### Example 3

Show n in an inequality if |