Numbers that lie between on the can be written as decimal numbers
. These consist of an integer part, a decimal point
as a separator, and a non-zero decimal part written to the right of the decimal point. Consider the number
as an example.
The integer part of this number is
Since there is a decimal part,
the number is greater than
but less than
Therefore, when plotting
on a number line, the point will lie between
It is important to note that these decimals can have very different values, depending on their .