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7 4 = 1 3 4 9 2 = −4 1 2 8 3 = 2 2 3

[link] shows the number line with all the points plotted.

There is a number line shown that runs from negative 6 to positive 6. From left to right, the numbers marked are negative 5, negative 9/2, negative 4/5, 1/5, 4/5, 8/3, and 3. The number negative 9/2 is halfway between negative 5 and negative 4. The number negative 4/5 is slightly to the right of negative 1. The number 1/5 is slightly to the right of 0. The number 4/5 is slightly to the left of 1. The number 8/3 is between 2 and 3, but a little closer to 3.

Locate and label the following on a number line: 4 , 3 4 , 1 4 , −3 , 6 5 , 5 2 , and 7 3 .

Locate and plot the integers, 4 , −3 .

Locate the proper fraction 3 4 first. The fraction 3 4 is between 0 and 1. Divide the distance between 0 and 1 into four equal parts then, we plot 3 4 . Similarly plot 1 4 .

Now locate the improper fractions 6 5 , 5 2 , 7 3 . It is easier to plot them if we convert them to mixed numbers and then plot them as described above: 6 5 = 1 1 5 , 5 2 = −2 1 2 , 7 3 = 2 1 3 .

There is a number line shown that runs from negative 6 to positive 6. From left to right, the numbers marked are negative 3, negative 5/2, negative 1/4, 3/4, 6/5, 7/3, and 4. The number negative 5/2 is halfway between negative 3 and negative 2. The number negative 1/4 is slightly to the left of 0. The number 3/4 is slightly to the left of 1. The number 6/5 is slightly to the right of 1. The number 7/3 is between 2 and 3, but a little closer to 2.
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Locate and label the following on a number line: −1 , 1 3 , 6 5 , 7 4 , 9 2 , 5 , 8 3 .

There is a number line shown that runs from negative 4 to positive 5. From left to right, the numbers marked are negative 8/3, negative 7/4, negative 1, 1/3, 6/5, 9/2, and 5. The number negative 8/3 is between negative 3 and negative 2 but slightly closer to negative 3. The number negative 7/4 is slightly to the right of negative 2. The number 1/3 is slightly to the right of 0. The number 6/5 is slightly to the right of 1. The number 9/2 is halfway between 4 and 5.

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Locate and label the following on a number line: −2 , 2 3 , 7 5 , 7 4 , 7 2 , 3 , 7 3 .

There is a number line shown that runs from negative 4 to positive 5. From left to right, the numbers marked are negative 7/3, negative 2, negative 7/4, 2/3, 7/5, 3, and 7/2. The number negative 7/3 is between negative 3 and negative 2 but slightly closer to negative 2. The number negative 7/4 is slightly to the right of negative 2. The number 2/3 is slightly to the left of 1. The number 7/5 is between 1 and 2, but closer to 1. The number 7/2 is halfway between 3 and 4.

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In [link] , we’ll use the inequality symbols to order fractions. In previous chapters we used the number line to order numbers.

  • a<b a is less than b ” when a is to the left of b on the number line
  • a>b a is greater than b ” when a is to the right of b on the number line

As we move from left to right on a number line, the values increase.

Order each of the following pairs of numbers, using<or>. It may be helpful to refer [link] .

2 3 ___ −1 −3 1 2 ___ −3 3 4 ___ 1 4 −2 ___ 8 3

There is a number line shown that runs from negative 4 to positive 4. From left to right, the numbers marked are negative 3 and 1/2, negative 3, negative 8/3, negative 2, negative 1, negative 3/4, negative 2/3, and negative 1/4. The number negative 3 and 1/2 is between negative 4 and negative 3 The number negative 8/3 is between negative 3 and negative 2, but closer to negative 3. The numbers negative 3/4, negative 2/3, and negative 1/4 are all between negative 1 and 0.

Be careful when ordering negative numbers.


  1. 2 3 ___ −1 2 3 is to the right of −1 on the number line. 2 3 > −1


  2. −3 1 2 ___ −3 −3 1 2 is to the left of −3 on the number line. −3 1 2 < −3


  3. 3 4 ___ 1 4 3 4 is to the left of 1 4 on the number line. 3 4 < 1 4


  4. −2 ___ 8 3 −2 is to the right of 8 3 on the number line. −2 > 8 3
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Order each of the following pairs of numbers, using<or>:

1 3 ___ −1 −1 1 2 ___ −2 2 3 ___ 1 3 −3 ___ 7 3 .

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Order each of the following pairs of numbers, using<or>:

−1 ___ 2 3 −2 1 4 ___ −2 3 5 ___ 4 5 −4 ___ 10 3 .

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Locate decimals on the number line

Since decimals are forms of fractions, locating decimals on the number line is similar to locating fractions on the number line.

Locate 0.4 on the number line.

A proper fraction has value less than one. The decimal number 0.4 is equivalent to 4 10 , a proper fraction, so 0.4 is located between 0 and 1. On a number line, divide the interval between 0 and 1 into 10 equal parts. Now label the parts 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 1.0. We write 0 as 0.0 and 1 and 1.0, so that the numbers are consistently in tenths. Finally, mark 0.4 on the number line. See [link] .

There is a number line shown that runs from 0.0 to 1. The only point given is 0.4, which is between 0.3 and 0.5.
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Locate on the number line: 0.6.

There is a number line shown that runs from 0.0 to 1. The only point given is 0.6, which is between 0.5 and 0.7.

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Locate on the number line: 0.9.

There is a number line shown that runs from 0.0 to 1. The only point given is 0.9, which is between 0.8 and 1.

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Locate −0.74 on the number line.

The decimal −0.74 is equivalent to 74 100 , so it is located between 0 and −1 . On a number line, mark off and label the hundredths in the interval between 0 and −1 . See [link] .

There is a number line shown that runs from negative 1.00 to 0.00. The only point given is negative 0.74, which is between negative 0.8 and negative 0.7.
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Locate on the number line: −0.6 .

There is a number line shown that runs from negative 1.00 to 0.00. The only point given is negative 0.6, which is between negative 0.8 and negative 0.4.

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Locate on the number line: −0.7 .

There is a number line shown that runs from negative 1.00 to 0.00. The only point given is negative 0.7, which is between negative 0.8 and negative 0.6.

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Which is larger, 0.04 or 0.40? If you think of this as money, you know that $0.40 (forty cents) is greater than $0.04 (four cents). So,

0.40 > 0.04

Again, we can use the number line to order numbers.

  • a<b a is less than b ” when a is to the left of b on the number line
  • a>b a is greater than b ” when a is to the right of b on the number line

Where are 0.04 and 0.40 located on the number line? See [link] .

There is a number line shown that runs from negative 0.0 to 1.0. From left to right, there are points 0.04 and 0.4 marked. The point 0.04 is between 0.0 and 0.1. The point 0.4 is between 0.3 and 0.5.

We see that 0.40 is to the right of 0.04 on the number line. This is another way to demonstrate that 0.40>0.04.

How does 0.31 compare to 0.308? This doesn’t translate into money to make it easy to compare. But if we convert 0.31 and 0.308 into fractions, we can tell which is larger.

Questions & Answers

Lucinda has a pocketful of dimes and quarters with a value of $6.20. The number of dimes is 18 more than 3 times the number of quarters. How many dimes and how many quarters does Lucinda have?
Rhonda Reply
Find an equation for the line that passes through the point P ( 0 , − 4 ) and has a slope 8/9 .
Gabriel Reply
is that a negative 4 or positive 4?
Felix
y = mx + b
Felix
if negative -4, then -4=8/9(0) + b
Felix
-4=b
Felix
if positive 4, then 4=b
Felix
then plug in y=8/9x - 4 or y=8/9x+4
Felix
Macario is making 12 pounds of nut mixture with macadamia nuts and almonds. macadamia nuts cost $9 per pound and almonds cost $5.25 per pound. how many pounds of macadamia nuts and how many pounds of almonds should macario use for the mixture to cost $6.50 per pound to make?
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Nga and Lauren bought a chest at a flea market for $50. They re-finished it and then added a 350 % mark - up
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the sum of two Numbers is 19 and their difference is 15
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2, 17
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Felecia left her home to visit her daughter, driving 45mph. Her husband waited for the dog sitter to arrive and left home 20 minutes, or 13 hour later. He drove 55mph to catch up to Felecia. How long before he reaches her?
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integer greater than 2 and less than 12
Emily Reply
2 < x < 12
Felix
I'm guessing you are doing inequalities...
Felix
Actually, translating words into algebraic expressions / equations...
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Eric
He charges $125 per job. His monthly expenses are $1,600. How many jobs must he work in order to make a profit of at least $2,400?
Alicia Reply
at least 20
Ayla
what are the steps?
Alicia
6.4 jobs
Grahame
32
Grahame
1600+2400= total amount with expenses. 4000/125= number of jobs needed to make that min profit of 2400. answer is 32
Orlando
He must work 32 jobs to make a profit
POP
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repeated addition and subtraction of the order of operations. i love algebra I'm obsessed.
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Eric here. I'm a parent. 53 years old. I have never taken algebra. I want to learn.
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One-fourth of the candies in a bag of M&M’s are red. If there are 23 red candies, how many candies are in the bag?
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they are 92 candies in the bag
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the proudact of 3x^3-5×^2+3 and 2x^2+5x-4 in z7[x]/ is
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Choli
a rock is thrown directly upward with an initial velocity of 96feet per second from a cliff 190 feet above a beach. The hight of tha rock above the beach after t second is given by the equation h=_16t^2+96t+190
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Stella bought a dinette set on sale for $725. The original price was $1,299. To the nearest tenth of a percent, what was the rate of discount?
Manhwa Reply
44.19%
Scott
40.22%
Terence
44.2%
Orlando
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Donna
if you want the discounted price subtract $725 from $1299. then divide the answer by $1299. you get 0.4419... but as percent you get 44.19... but to the nearest tenth... round .19 to .2 and you get 44.2%
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you could also just divide $725/$1299 and then subtract it from 1. then you get the same answer.
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p mulripied-5 and addto30
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p mulripied-5 and add to 30
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p=-5+30
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