Number Line

Pronunciation: /ˈnʌm bər laɪn/ ?

Number line from -10 to 10 by ones
Figure 1: Number line from -10 to 10 by ones.

A number line is a line with tick marks and numbers that is used to represent the set of real number.[1] The number line in figure 1 shows all real numbers between -10 and 10. You can use other scales with number lines. The number line in figure 2 uses a scale of 10, meaning that the distance between tick marks represents 10 more.

Number line from -100 to 100 by tens
Figure 2: Number line from -100 to 100 by tens.

The number line in figure 3 uses a scale of 1/10.

Number line from -100 to 100 by tens
Figure 3: Number line from -100 to 100 by tens.

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References

  1. Bettinger, Alvin K. and Englund, John A.. Algebra and Trigonometry, pp 6-7. International Textbook Company, January 1963. (Accessed: 2010-01-12). http://www.archive.org/stream/algebraandtrigon033520mbp#page/n18/mode/1up.

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