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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 like 1/2 is one half and 1 whole is a numeder over its self like 9/9
• A fraction is basically a division problem. And any number (except 0) over itself will equal 1.
For any fraction, the value in the numerator is the "initial amount", and the value in the denominator is how many equal parts it will be divided into. So for the 9/9, it means you have nine pieces, and they are divided into 9 equal parts (each part will get 1).
• 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!