Negative Values to generate logics


As far as I am aware, -40 is less than 0. I am trying to use a nested IF formula to generate green bubble if Temp <= "-40". This means -40, -41, -42... should generate green bubble. On the other hand -39, -38, -37 ... should generate red. I tried the following formulas but its not returning the correct status:

IF([Temperature (F)]@row >= "-40", "Green", "Red")

IF([Temperature (F)]@row <= "-40", "Green", "Red")

Is there something specific with the generating the correct logics for negative numbers?

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