# Using Vertical and Horizontal Number Lines to Represent Integers

Integers are numbers that come in zero, positive, or negative types. But they don’t have fractional or decimal forms.

There are 2 types of number lines: Vertical and Horizontal

Numbers are designed from up to down on the vertical number lines. Zero is in the middle of the number line, positive integers are above zero, and negative integers are below zero.

But on the horizontal number lines, numbers are designed from left to right. Zero is in the middle of the number line, positive integers are on the right side of zero, and negative integers are on the left side of zero.

**A step-by-step guide to present integers on the number lines**

**Step 1: **First, you have to identify the type of number line and draw it.

**Step 2: **Then, you have to find out if the integer is positive or negative.

**Step 3: **Draw a line on the right side of the horizontal number line or above zero on the vertical number line if it is a positive integer. But if it is a positive integer, draw a line on the left side of the horizontal number line or below zero on the vertical number line.

**Using Vertical and Horizontal Number Lines to Represent Integers – Examples 1:**

Graph 5 on the horizontal number line.

**Solutions:**

5 is positive so it is on the right side of 0 on the horizontal number line.

**Using Vertical and Horizontal Number Lines to Represent Integers – Examples 2:**

Graph \(-4\) on the vertical number line.

**Solutions:**

\(-4\) is positive so it is on the right side of 0 on the horizontal number line.

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