Pronunciation: /ˈnʌm.bər laɪn/ Explain
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
the set of
line in figure 1 shows all real numbers between -10 and
10. You can use other
with number lines. The number line in figure 2 uses a scale of
10, meaning that the distance between
two adjacent tick marks represents 10 more.
Figure 2: Number line from -100 to
100 by tens.
The number line in figure 3 uses a scale of 1/10.
Figure 3: Number line from -100 to
100 by tens.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, number line. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 127. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- Bettinger, Alvin K. and Englund, John A.. Algebra and Trigonometry. pp 6-7. www.archive.org. International Textbook Company. January 1963. Last Accessed 9/5/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/algebraandtrigon033520mbp#page/n18/mode/1up. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Number Line. 4/26/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/n/numberline.html.
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