Plotting Rational Numbers on a Number line
While plotting integers on a number line, the negative numbers are plot to the left of zero and the positive numbers are plot to the right of zero.
Similarly, while plotting a rational number on a number line, the positive rational numbers are to plot to the right and the negative rational numbers to the left of zero. It is crucial to understand that every integer except zero has its corresponding integer as shown below.
Similarly, while plotting a rational number in the right side number line with some distance from zero, we can mark a point at the same distance from the left side of zero, which is .
We can divide representation of Rational Number on a Number Line into two categories:
- Numerator(N) \(<\) Denominator(D).
- Numerator(N) \(>\) Denominator(D).