How to Represent Numbers on a Number Line?

Answer A number line is a way to visually represent a set of numbers, or integers. A traditional number line has zero (0) in the center with hashes marking the integers to the right and left. Positive num... Read More »

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Are irrational numbers placed on the number line?

An irrational number cannot be expressed as a ratio of two integers. An integer is a negative or positive whole (non-fraction) number or zero. Thus, 2.5 is rational because it can be written as 5/2... Read More »

How to Determine the Distance Between Two Numbers on a Number Line?

A slow way to calculate the distance between numbers on a number line is to count every number between them. A simpler, faster way is to find the distance through subtraction and absolute values. A... Read More »

How to Place Mixed Numbers on a Number Line for Sixth Graders?

Mixed numbers are numbers that contain both a whole number and a fraction (e.g., 1 and 1/4). For sixth graders, learning mixed numbers is an important step for going from only dealing with whole nu... Read More »

What do numbers of Dow Stock Exchange represent?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the collective price-weighted average of the index of 30 stocks tracked daily. To compute points, the daily average price of the 30 stocks is divided by a diviso... Read More »