Rational Number on Number Line


1) If the rational number is proper then, it lies between 0 and 1.

2) If the rational number is improper then, we need to first convert it to mixed fraction and then the given rational number lies between the whole number and next whole number.

Use the following steps to represent 4 / 8 on the number line. 

1) Draw a number line.

2) As the number 4 /8 is a positive number so it will be on right side of zero.

3) So after zero mark, 1/ 8 , 2 /8 , 3 / 8, 4 / 8, 5/ 8 , 6/8 , 7 / 8 , (8/8= 1).


Example : 

Represent -5 / 3 on the number line.

Solution:

1) Draw a number line.

2) As the number – 5 / 3 is a negative number so it will be on left of zero. -5/3 can be written in mixed fraction as -1( 2/3). So the number lie between -1 and -2.

3) So left side of zero mark, -1 / 3 , - 2 / 3 , ( -3 /3 = -1) , -4 /3 , -5 / 3, 
( -6 / 3 = -2 )