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What is the number six units to the left of negative two on a number line?
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In order to answer this question, we can consider the number line from negative 10 to positive 10.
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The negative numbers are to the left of zero, whereas the positive numbers are to the right.
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Our starting position for this question is negative two, as shown in pink on the number line.
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We were asked to move six units to the left.
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Moving six units to the left takes us to negative eight.
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We can therefore say that negative eight is six units to the left of negative two.
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An alternative method for solving this problem would be to subtract six from negative two.
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This also gives us an answer of negative eight.
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Negative two minus six equals negative eight.