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Dividing a number line.

Marking the divisions on a number line.

A **number line** is a line stretching both sides as a line only, with numbers written on it. It represents numbers on a straight line.

We use a number line to represent, compare, and order numbers.

Moving towards the right, gives us the larger numbers, whereas moving towards the left, gives us the smaller numbers.

A number line, as represented above, shows whole numbers.

Fractions are the parts of a whole. To represent a fraction on a number line, we need to split (divide) the number line.

But how to divide
a number line?

To divide a number line, we check the denominator of a fraction.

The **denominator** of a fraction shows the **total number of divisions** between two numbers on a number line.

for example,

**3/4**

**Denominator=4**

To represent 3/4 on a number line, we need to **divide** the space between numbers into 4** equal parts**.

1/6

Denominator=6

To represent 1/6 on a number line, we need to divide the space between numbers into 6 equal parts.

Similarly,

3/8

Denominator=8. So, the number of divisions = 8.

2/7

Denominator=7. So, the number of divisions = 7.

Click through the slideshow to understand how to represent a fraction on a number line.

As we have a clear understanding of how to divide a number line now, let’s understand how to mark the divisions on a number line to represent a fraction.

How to mark divisions
a number line?

To mark divisions on a number line, follow the steps below.

Step #1: Denominator = number of divisions.(The number line below has four divisions between two numbers. Therefore, the denominator is 4.)

Step #2: Numerator = Order of division.

On the number line below, to represent 3/4,

The** first division** is labelled as **1**/4.

The** second division** is labelled as **2**/4.

The** third division** is labelled as **3**/4, and so on.

Click through the **slideshow** to understand how to represent a fraction on a number line.

to do

Practice Quiz(download **meandmath practice app**)

Book a free demo class & clear your doubts!

- Understanding Whole as a Percentage
- Simplifying Percentages
- FDP
- Finding 10%
- Finding 5%
- Finding % of an amount
- Percentage Increase & Decrease

Dividing a number line.

Marking the divisions on a number line.

A **number line** is a line stretching both sides as a line only, with numbers written on it. It represents numbers on a straight line.

We use a number line to represent, compare, and order numbers.

Moving towards the right, gives us the larger numbers, whereas moving towards the left, gives us the smaller numbers.

A number line, as represented above, shows whole numbers.

Fractions are the parts of a whole. To represent a fraction on a number line, we need to split (divide) the number line.

But how to divide
a number line?

To divide a number line, we check the denominator of a fraction.

The **denominator** of a fraction shows the **total number of divisions** between two numbers on a number line.

for example,

**3/4**

**Denominator=4**

To represent 3/4 on a number line, we need to **divide** the space between numbers into 4** equal parts**.

1/6

Denominator=6

To represent 1/6 on a number line, we need to divide the space between numbers into 6 equal parts.

Similarly,

3/8

Denominator=8. So, the number of divisions = 8.

2/7

Denominator=7. So, the number of divisions = 7.

Click through the slideshow to understand how to represent a fraction on a number line.

As we have a clear understanding of how to divide a number line now, let’s understand how to mark the divisions on a number line to represent a fraction.

How to mark divisions
a number line?

To mark divisions on a number line, follow the steps below.

Step #1: Denominator = number of divisions.(The number line below has four divisions between two numbers. Therefore, the denominator is 4.)

Step #2: Numerator = Order of division.

On the number line below, to represent 3/4,

The** first division** is labelled as **1**/4.

The** second division** is labelled as **2**/4.

The** third division** is labelled as **3**/4, and so on.

Click through the **slideshow** to understand how to represent a fraction on a number line.

to do

Practice Quiz(download **meandmath practice app**)

Book a free demo class & clear your doubts!

- Understanding Whole as a Percentage
- Simplifying Percentages
- FDP
- Finding 10%
- Finding 5%
- Finding % of an amount
- Percentage Increase & Decrease