Hey there... As far as I know, electric flux is a scalar quantity which means that negative values are smaller than zero. This concept really confuses me since most of the exercises I dealt with suggest that negative flux somehow is larger than zero flux Example 1 the uniform field is directed to the right, which surface has the lower electric flux? is it S1 which is negative or S2/S4/S5/S6 ( that's the correct answer according to my book)? Example 2 https://lh6.ggpht.com/f3KBE_uxMhA2zCSgcxfdIu26-n0OOGrOHNwK7lQxsSYGp__YJLIWuP7uSkZUBVLUFpwJQw=s170 Which surface has the lower electric flux? is it S2 which is negative or S1 which is zero ( that's the correct answer according to my book) ? So is the problem with me or with the book itself or what exactly? Thanks in advance.