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Fractions greater than 1 on the number line

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we're asked to move the dot to 7/6 on the number line so pause this video I can move this dot right over here but I encourage you pause the video and put your finger on where 7/6 would be on the number line all right now let's work on this together so what they're saying is is from zero to this point on the number line right over there that gets us to 1/6 so each of these spaces are 1/6 so we go 0 1/6 2/6 3/6 4/6 5 6 6 6 7 sixths let me make sure I got that so each of these are a sixth so we have 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 so that's 7 6 on that number line now they have other ways of getting it the same idea for example they say which point is at 9 fourths on the number line and they asked us to choose one answer and we can look at the choices here so which choice shows 9 fourths on the number line pause this video and see if you can pick that all right now let's look at each of these so it looks like in choice in this first choice the space between 0 & 1 is split into 1 2 3 4 equal spaces so as we go from 0 to this next line that's 1/4 and that seems like it keeps going so this is 1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4 5/4 6/4 7/4 8/4 9 fourths is here that's what we're looking for but the dot is not at 9 4 it's it's at 10 for its 11 for its it's a 12 fourths so I don't like choice a let's see choice B let's see what is let's see we have divided the space between 0 & 1 into 1 2 3 4 5 6 equal spaces so each of these are sixth so to go from 0 to 1 you've already gone six sixths and then seven sixths 8 6 9 so this is 9/6 not 9/4 and so let's look at this last choice I'm already feeling like it should be the answer but we could see that the spaces are the same as in our first choice so these are each fourths once again I know that because the space between 0 and 1 or any two whole numbers is divided into four equal spaces so to go from 0 to 1 you go 4/4 and then 5/4 6/4 7/4 8/4 and 9/4 so choice C is definitely looking good let's do one more example so here they say what fraction is located at Point a on the number line pause this video and see if you could answer that alright so between the whole numbers how many spaces equal spaces do we have it looks like we have 1 2 3 4 5 6 equal spaces so things are divided into sixths so 1/6 2/6 3/6 4/6 five six six sixths which is equal to one and then seven sixths so this is 7 over 6 just like that and we are done