Representations of Fractions on a Number Line
In representations of fractions on a number line we can show fractions on a number line.
We have learnt the representation of whole numbers on the number line. Now, we will learn the representation of fractions on number line.
In order to represent \(\frac{1}{2}\) on the number line, draw the number line and mark a point A to represent 1.
Now, divide the gap between O and A into two equal parts. Let T be the point of division. Then, point T represents \(\frac{1}{2}\).
To represent \(\frac{1}{3}\) on a number line, we divide the gap between O and A
into 3 equal parts. Let T and Q be the points of division. Then, T
represents \(\frac{1}{3}\) and Q represents \(\frac{2}{3}\), because \(\frac{2}{3}\) means 2 parts out of 3
equal parts as shown below.
By using the same procedure, point O represents \(\frac{0}{3}\) and point A represents \(\frac{3}{3}\).
Thus, we have \(\frac{0}{3}\) = 0 and \(\frac{3}{3}\) = 1.
In order to represent \(\frac{3}{5}\) on a number line, we divide the gap between 0
and 1 into 5 equal parts and take first 3 parts from 0 as shown below.
Fraction \(\frac{3}{5}\) on a Number Line
Consider the fractions, \(\frac{1}{2}\), \(\frac{1}{3}\) and \(\frac{2}{3}\).
Each of them is greater than 0 and less than 1, so each of them lies between 0 and 1.
We draw a number line and mark two points on it and name them as 0 and 1.
1. Represent \(\frac{1}{2}\) on the Number Line:
To represent \(\frac{1}{2}\) on the number line, we divide the gap between 0 and 1 into two equal parts.
Let A be the point of division.
Then A represents \(\frac{1}{2}\)
See below figure:
2. Represent \(\frac{1}{3}\) and \(\frac{2}{3}\) on the Number Line:
To represent \(\frac{1}{3}\) on a number line, we divide the gap between O and C into 3 equal parts. Let A and B be the points of division. Then, A represents \(\frac{1}{3}\) and B represents \(\frac{2}{3}\)
Then, OC = 1 or \(\frac{3}{3}\);
OA = AB = BC = \(\frac{1}{3}\) and
OB = OA + AB = \(\frac{1}{3}\) + \(\frac{1}{3}\) = \(\frac{2}{3}\)
3. Represent \(\frac{3}{5}\) on the Number Line:
Again to present \(\frac{3}{5}\) on a number line, we divide the gap between 0 and 1 into 5 equal parts and take first 3 parts from 0 as shown in the figure.
Thus, point C represents \(\frac{3}{5}\)
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