Representing Decimals on a Number Line

# Representing Decimals on a Number Line

• Decimals on a Number Line
• Summary
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In the previous segment, we learnt about the Place value of decimals. In this segment, we will learn how to represent decimals on a number line.

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## How to represent decimals on a number line?

We know how to represent integers on a number line. And between 2 consecutive integers lie infinite numbers. And these are decimal numbers that can also be represented on a number line.

Let us understand how.

Consider the decimal number 1.6 It can be written as 1 + 0.6

This means that 1.6 will be ahead of 1 by 0.6 on the number line. That is, it will lie somewhere between 1 and 2.

Now, 0.6 is nothing but 6

10

. That means it represents 6 out of 10 equal parts.

So to represent 1.6 on the number line, we divide the distance between 1 and 2 into 10 equal parts. And the sixth mark from 1, is 1.6, as shown below:

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