LOCATING FRACTIONS ON A NUMBER LINE

LESSON READ-THROUGH
by Dr. Carol JVF Burns (website creator)
Follow along with the highlighted text while you listen!
 

In this exercise you will locate a fraction between the closest two integers on a number line.

EXAMPLE:
The number $\displaystyle\,\frac{23}7\,$ lies between $\,3\,$ and $\,4\,$.

Thought process:   $\displaystyle\frac{23}7 = 3 + \frac{2}7\,$.
EXAMPLE:
The number $\displaystyle\,-\frac{23}7\,$ lies between $\,-4\,$ and $\,-3\,$.

Thought process:   Since $\quad\frac{23}7 = 3 + \frac{2}7\quad$ lies between $\,3\,$ and $\,4\,$,
its opposite lies between $\,-4\,$ and $\,-3\,$.
Master the ideas from this section
by practicing the exercise at the bottom of this page.


When you're done practicing, move on to:
Fractions Involving Zero

 
 

In this exercise, always input the two integers with the least integer first.
(Remember, least means farthest to the left on the number line.)

The number
    
(an even number, please)