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# Fractions on a number line

Learn to graph and locate fractions on a number line. Created by Sal Khan.

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• You probably see fractions like 2/10, but the 2/10 respresents a part of a whole.

Imagine this...

You have a big pizza. Someone cuts it into 10 pieces. Your friend eats 2 of those pieces. So, your friend ate 2 out of 10 pieces of pizza.
• What happens if the numerator is at 0? like, 0/6? How do you put it in the number line?
• Yes i can.
so now as you say 10/5
it is an improper fraction AS THE NUMERATOR (10) is GREATER THAN THE DENOMINATOR (5). it means this fraction is greater then 1, now if we divide 10 by 5 we get 2 as quotient and no remainder, which means 10/5 is 2. now if u wanna put these fractions on the number line. u need to put the number from 0 to 3 on the number line (only for this fraction) and as the denominator is 5, the distance between 2 numbers, for eg. 0 and 1 must have 5 parts, so we need to make 3 whole numbers on number line with 5 parts between all the numbers. so now we have 3*5 = 15 parts total, as we have numerator 10 we need to mark first 10 parts, and then u get the answer, which is 2 or 10/5

I hope it helps

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• Relax dude its just math dude
these fractions!
• is 1/2 the same as 100/200
• No, it is the same as 10/5,tho=D
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• can it be a big number
• Sure, like you could have a fraction that is a thousandth of something, which would be 1/1000, that is inconvenient to express on a number line. Hope that this cleared things up!
• I do u dived a fraction evenly. sorry for my speeling!
• You can think of it as a 🎂 , now suppose you are 5 friends then you have to divide it in 5 equal pieces. This pieces are shown above on number line.
• When the number line has a 0 1 2 and I have the fraction 4 / 5 and it can be closer to 1 then 0 or 2 like that it kind of make sense.