Video: Understand the Number line

On a horizontal number line, do the numbers increase or decrease as you move further to the right of zero?

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On a number line, do the numbers increase or decrease as you move further to the right of zero?

On a number line, we have this horizontal line, meaning it moves left and right, and zero is placed in the middle. Then to the right, we’ll have one, then two, then three, and so on as far as it could go. And then to the left of zero, we have negative one, negative two, negative three, and so on. So as we go to the right, the numbers become larger. And as we go to the left, the numbers become smaller because they become more negative.

So the question is asking as you move further to the right of zero, so here is zero, and this would be moving in the right direction, we wanna know do the numbers increase or decrease. And since the numbers become larger, the numbers must increase as we move further to the right of zero.

So our final answer will be increase.

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