# Reading Decimal Position on a Number Line: Tenths

Consider the number line given below

It is divided into two major divisions 0-1 and 1-2. Each of this is further divided into 10 divisions which are **tenths**.

To read a decimal position of tenth on the number line consider some of the following examples. The letter a points to the third division between 0 and 1. So it represents 0.3. Similarly, b represents 0.2; c is 0.5 and d is 0.7.

e represents 1.0 or ten **tenths** and f, g and i represent values greater than 1.

f, g and i represent values 1.2, 1.4 and 1.8 respectively.

Identify the decimal numbers denoted by the letters on the number line given below.

### Solution

**Step 1:**

**a** represents the second division so it shows the value two tenths or 0.2;

**Step 2:**

Similarly, **b** is 0.5; **c** is 0.4; **d** is 0.8 and **e** is 1.0

Identify the decimal numbers denoted by the letters on the number line shown below.

### Solution

**Step 1:**

**g, h, i** and **j** represent values greater than 1.

**Step 2:**

**g** represents 1.1; **h** is 1.3; **i** is 1.6; **j** is 1.9