How to represent natural numbers, whole numbers and integers on number lines?
For representing different numbers onebyone on a number line:
Natural Numbers: A number line starting from 1 (one) and marked 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, …… at equal distances on the right hand side of 1 is called a number line representing natural numbers .
Thus, a natural number on a number line is of the form as shown below:
Note:
The arrowhead on the rightside shows that the natural numbers continue up to infinity
Whole numbers: A number line starting from 0 (Zero) and marked 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, …… at equal distances on the right hand side of 0 is called a number line representing whole numbers.
Thus, a whole number on a number line is of the form as shown below:
Note:
The arrowhead on the rightside shows that the whole numbers continue up to infinity
Integers: Since, integers = { ..…, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ..…}, therefore, the number line, marked 0 (zero) anywhere on it with positive numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, …… marked on the righthand side of 0 at equal distances and also with negative numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, …… marked on the lefthand side of 0 (zero) at the same equal distances, is said to represent integers.
Thus, an integer on a number line is of the form as shown below:
Note:
The arrowhead on both the sides show that the integers continue up to infinity on the positive side as well as on the negative side.
The distances between all the pairs of two consecutive integers are always kept same.
Now we learnt the representation of natural numbers, whole numbers and integers on number lines.
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