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# Decimals & fractions on the number line

CCSS.Math:

## Video transcript

plot the following numbers on the number line so the first number we have here is 5 and so 5 is 5 to the right of 0 5 is right over there that's our 5 then we get 1/3 1/3 so 1/3 is between 0 & 1 and we can actually split this into thirds so that would be 1/3 2/3 and then 3/3 which is 1 so 1/3 is going to sit right over there it's 1/3 of the way from 0 to 1 that's 1/3 let me write that that's 1/3 right over there then we have negative 1.2 I'll do that in this blue color negative 1 point 2 so negative 1 is right over here this is more negative than negative 1 it's negative 1 point 2 it's negative 1 and then another point 2 so it's going to be right over here so this is negative 1 point negative 1 point 2 0 is pretty straightforward zero is right over there it's in even labeled for us at 0 5 was labeled for us too at 5 then we have negative 2 and 1/4 so let's go to negative 2 negative 2 is here and it's going to be it's more negative than negative 2 its negative 2 and then another negative 1/4 so it's negative 2 and then we go 1/4 of the way to negative 3 so negative 2 and 1/4 is going to be right over here so negative 2 and 1/4 and then finally we have 4.1 4.1 so 4 is right over here point 1 is another tenth greater than 4 another tenth on the way to 5 so 4 and 1/10 is going to be right over here 4.1 4.1 and we are done