# Rational Numbers On Number Line

For representing any of the given Rational Numbers on a number line, we will first draw a number line on the paper which is a straight line with numbers marked at equal interval and having zero as the mid number extending in both the positive and negative direction. Now to draw the rational numbers on number line, we check if the given rational number is a negative number or a positive rational number. We conclude that all positive numbers lie on the right and all the negative numbers lie on the left.
Now we look at the second thing i.e. if the rational number is in the form of a proper fraction or improper fraction or simply a whole number, in case it is in the form of the whole number than that number can be marked easily on the given number line. If in case the number is not a positive or a negative integer, then we will check that if it is a proper fraction then it will lie between zero and 1. To locate this point we will divide the part between zero and one in equal parts, equal to the denominator of the fraction and then the mark will be indicated as per the number at the numerator. As if, we have 2/5, then first we need to  divide the  portion between 0 and 1 in 5 equal parts and then the second mark starting from zero will indicate 2/5 number. In case the fraction is in form of improper fraction, then we will first convert it in the form of mixed fraction and then we proceed in same manner. Here is the number line to represent the rational number 2/5
<-------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-|-|-|-|-|-----|-----|-----|----->
-7         -6      -5      -4         -3       -2       -1        0     2/5    1         2          3         4
The highlighted number represents the rational number 2/5.

## Representing Rational Numbers on a Number Line

We should always remember that all the Rational Numbers and irrational numbers can be represented on a number line. For Representing Rational Numbers on a Number Line, we will first check if the given rational number is a negative number or a positive rational number. We conclude that all positive numbers lie on the right side of the num...Read More

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