Understanding the Number Line – Part 1

# Understanding the Number Line – Part 1

• Understanding Positive and Negative Integers
• Summary
• Did You Know?
• What’s Next?

In the previous segment, we learnt how integers are represented on the number line. In this segment, we will learn a few important concepts about integers on the number line.

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## Understanding positive and negative integers on a number line

• The following figure represents a number line that shows zero in the middle, positive integers on the right, and negative ones on the left:

-6 -5 -4

-3 -2 -1

0 1 2 3 4 5 6

Integers on a number line

• On the number line, the numbers increase in value towards the right and decrease in value towards the left.

For example, consider the number 2.

• Any number to the right of 2, for example, 5, is greater than 2.
• Any number to its left, for example, 1 or -3, is less than 2.

Increasing

-6 -5 -4

-3 -2 –

0 1 2 3 4 5 6

Decreasing

Value of integers in number line

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