# How do you plot rational numbers on a number line?

The process to plot a rational number on a number line is as below.

Let the rational number be

To plot

Now draw a line from the point denoting one unit, parallel to the line joining

This point denotes the rational number

See figure below for details.

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Plotting rational numbers on a number line involves assigning a position to each rational number based on its value relative to other numbers. To do this, follow these steps:

- Draw a horizontal line representing the number line.
- Identify the scale you want to use for the number line. For example, you could mark every integer, or every half, quarter, or tenth.
- Locate the rational number you want to plot on the number line.
- Identify its approximate position based on the scale you've chosen.
- Mark a point on the number line corresponding to the approximate position of the rational number.
- Repeat this process for other rational numbers as needed.

Remember that rational numbers are fractions, so they can be written in the form of a fraction (e.g., 3/4) or as a decimal (e.g., 0.75). You can plot them accordingly on the number line based on their decimal or fractional representation.

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