If you plot -8.85 on a number line would you place it to left or right of-8.87
The right if your 0 is on the right. Remember, in the negatives, the numbers are backwards from the positives.
Trick: if you plot 8.85 and 8.87 on number line 8.85 will be on left of 8.87. now the trick is in case of both negative number order get reversed. -8.85 will be on right of -8.87.