Lesson

Let's try this problem to help us remember how to locate a fraction on a number line .

Plot \dfrac{1}{10} on the number line.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

When plotting a fraction on a number line:

the denominator (bottom number) shows how many parts there should be between each whole number.

the numerator (top number) shows the number of parts to move to the right from the previous whole number.

Let's look at how to plot fractions on a number line.

Plot \dfrac{4}{3} on the number line.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

The denominator shows how many parts make the whole.

The numerator is the number of parts within this fraction.

A mixed fraction includes a whole number and a fraction.