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# Velocity- how to determine minimum or maximum, greater n smaller velocity?

Velocity: -4 and -7 which One is greater velocity? If choose minimum velocity, why we choose -7?

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- NCSLv 72 months ago
I don't know of any number system where -7 > -4.

-4 is greater than -7 since -4 sits to the right on a conventional number line. For your example, then, -4 is a greater velocity than -7. (Or -4 is LESS NEGATIVE than -7 and therefore greater.)

On the other hand, if you are talking about SPEED (the magnitude of velocity), then you're comparing 4 to 7, and of course 4 < 7.

A speed of 7 is greater than a speed of 4 since 7 sits to the right of 4 on a conventional number line.

Hope this helps!

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- PhilomelLv 72 months ago
Velocity is speed and direction.

-7= speed(7) and direction(-).

-7>-4.

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