Let us consider and . First, let us plot .
- Here, the numerator \(6\) is greater than the denominator \(4\).
- Then, we have to convert it into a mixed fraction.
- A mixed fraction of is .
- Now, let us draw a number line and plot \(1, -1\) and \(2, -2.\)
- Then the number has to lie somewhere between \(1\) and \(2\).
- Now we divide the length between \(1\) and \(2\) into equal parts.
- The Denominator gives us the number of equal parts.
- It is \(4\), so we divide it into \(4\) equal parts.
- The numerator tells us the number of parts starting from \(1\).
- Here, it is \(2\). So we mark the point \(2\) parts away from the \(1\).
Similarly, can be marked using the same procedure because is the corresponding value of .
- We know that it lies between \(-1\) and \(-2\). So, we divide it into four equal parts and mark \(2\) parts away from the \(-1.\)