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mathsDecimalsFundamentals of Decimals

Decimals in Number-Line

This page provides a simple overview of placing decimals in number-line.



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In whole numbers, we learned that the ordinal-property of the numbers is defined by `0<1<2<3< cdots`.

In integers, we learned that the ordinal-property of the numbers is extended to `cdots <-3<-2<-1<0<1<2<3< cdots`.

In fractions, we learned that the fractions are placed with in the integer numbers and maintains the ordinal property.

Do decimals have ordinal property?

  • ordinal property for decimals is same as that of fractions
  • ordinal property for decimals is same as that of fractions
  • ordinal property is not applicable for decimals

The answer is "ordinal property for decimals is same as that of fractions".

The ordinal property is best captured by the number-line.

 •  Number-line of whole numbers starts from `0` and extends in one direction. It consists of points at positions `0,1,2, cdots`.

 •  Number-line of integers extends in both the directions. It consists of points at positions `cdots, -2,-1,0,1,2, cdots`

 •  Number-line of fractions is same as that of integers, and fractions are placed on points on the line segments between the integers. numberline of decimals Which of the following describe the number-line of decimals?

  • the number-line of decimals is the points at positions `cdots, -2,-1,0,1,2, cdots`
  • the number-line of decimals is same as that of fractions as decimals are an alternate representation of fractions
  • the number-line of decimals is same as that of fractions as decimals are an alternate representation of fractions

The answer is "the number-line of decimals is same as that of fractions as decimals are an alternate representation of fractions".

Consider the number line of decimals.numberline of decimals Where is the decimal `0.5` located in the number-line?

  • `0.5` is not located in number-line
  • `0.5` is between integers `0` and `1`
  • `0.5` is between integers `0` and `1`

The answer is "`0.5` is between integers `0` and `1`". The line-segment between `0` and `1` is split into `10` equal pieces. `0.5` is at the position of `5`th piece as shown in the figure.

Consider the number line of decimals.

Where is the decimal `2.34` located in the number-line?

  • `2.34` is not located in number-line
  • `2.34` is between integers `2` and `3` at `34`th position of `100` pieces
  • `2.34` is between integers `2` and `3` at `34`th position of `100` pieces

The answer is "`2.34` is between integers `2` and `3` at `34`th position of `100` pieces". The line-segment between `2` and `3` is split into `100` equal pieces. `2.34` is at the position of `34`th piece.

                            
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