We have already learnt to represent fractions on a number line. Now let us see the representation of decimal numbers on a number line.

**Representing Decimal Numbers on the Number Line**

We have already learnt
to represent fractions on a number line. Now let us see the representation of decimal
numbers on a number line. Consider the decimal number 0.8.

That is there are 8 tenths
(8/10). We know that 0.8 is more than 0 and less than 1. Let us divide the unit
length into ten equal parts and take 8 parts as shown below.

Draw a number line and
divide the intervals into ten equal parts. Now 0.8 lies between 0 and 1.

Can we represent 1.4 on a number line?
Let us see now. 1.4 has one and four tenths in it. So it lies between 1 and 2. It
is marked on the number line as shown below.

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**Try these**

**1. Mark the following decimal
numbers on the number line.**

**(i) 0.3**** **

**(ii) 1.7**

**(iii) 2.3**

**2. Identify any two decimal
numbers between 2 and 3.**

The decimal numbers between
2 and 3 are 2.4, 2.7.

**3. Write any decimal number which is greater than 1 and less than
2.**

The decimal number which is
greater than 1 and less than 2 is 1.5.

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