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Graphing tenths from 0 to 1

Lindsay graphs 0.6 on a number line.  Created by Lindsay Spears.

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- [Voiceover] Graph 0.6 on the number line. Down here we have a number line that goes from zero to one and it's split into one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 equal spaces. These tick marks, there's 10 of these spaces all the way from zero to one. So between any two of these spaces, for example, between these first two tick marks, could be represented by 1/10. It's one, one of the 10 equal spaces. It's 1/10 of the distance. Now the number we're supposed to graph is 0.6. Well this six is in the tenths place value, so another way we could read this decimal is 6 tenths, or as the fraction, 6/10. So if one of these spaces represents one out of 10 equal spaces, and we want 6/10, then we need to travel six of the 10 equal spaces, 6/10 of the way. Six of the 10 spaces. So we can start at the beginning and go one, two, three, four, five, six. And graph right here with a point and this is 6/10.