# How to Use number line in a Sentence

## number line

• That doesn’t stop us from using the concept of a number line.
Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 31 Oct. 2019
• The authors believe the connection lies in lines--the timeline and the number line.
Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 9 Dec. 2011
• But such data can, at best, offer hints about how the rest of the number line might behave.
Erica Klarreich, Quanta Magazine, 29 Nov. 2022
• In this way, primitive sets might comprise a hefty chunk of the number line.
Quanta Magazine, 6 June 2022
• Consider the real numbers, which are all the points on the number line.
Quanta Magazine, 12 Sep. 2017
• Take the real numbers—all the infinitely many tick marks on the number line.
Kevin Hartnett, Wired, 20 June 2021
• Take the real numbers — all the infinitely many tick marks on the number line.
Quanta Magazine, 10 June 2021
• In the middle of the number line, around 1 and -1, there are more posit representations than floating point.
IEEE Spectrum, 25 Sep. 2022
• As the atoms of arithmetic, prime numbers have always occupied a special place on the number line.
Quanta Magazine, 6 June 2022
• But that’s like saying, there’s an infinite number of numbers in the number line.
Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 31 Oct. 2019
• Being able to say something more about how they’re distributed along the number line has posed an even greater challenge.
Jordana Cepelewicz, Quanta Magazine, 13 Oct. 2022
• The actual number lining the streets of Ahmedabad on Monday was well under one-tenth that amount.
Peter Baker, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2020
• And now, for the first time, a team of researchers has found direct evidence of a mental number line in a non-human species: chickens.
Ben Thomas, Discover Magazine, 29 Jan. 2015
• As for the Senate, the numbers lined up against any possible impeachment trial are still stacked in Mr Trump’s favour.
The Economist, 23 Sep. 2019
• Notice that every part of the number line appears to be covered by some interval.
Quanta Magazine, 10 Mar. 2020
• Like, every subset of this number line, the real number line, is either countable, or there’s a copy of the Cantor set that lives inside of it.
Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 19 Apr. 2023
• This left open the question of how these infinitely many Carmichael numbers are distributed along the number line.
Patrick Honner, Quanta Magazine, 22 Nov. 2023
• Is there a set of points on that line, on the number line, which is larger than the natural numbers, larger than the rationals, but smaller than the whole line itself?
Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 19 Apr. 2023
• The spacing of the number line is the most basic example of a phenomenon found throughout the field of number theory.
Quanta Magazine, 14 May 2020
• On Wednesday, March 21, officials will review these ballots to make sure the number lines up correctly with their records.
Michael Boren, Philly.com, 15 Mar. 2018
• Working with your mental timeline or number line, that is, may really be a spatial skill.
Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 9 Dec. 2011
• Real numbers are all the continuous numbers from the number line.
Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021
• An extra vote, which seems so powerful, really only matters if the numbers line up.
Stephen Fishbach, PEOPLE.com, 30 Oct. 2019
• If the Riemann hypothesis is true, the Riemann zeta function explains how primes are distributed on the number line.
Kevin Hartnett, Quanta Magazine, 13 Jan. 2022
• That number lines up with measurements taken of bricks and other inorganic objects measured at the time.
David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 1 May 2018
• Also, in the contemplation of the number line, which embodies both the infinitely small and the infinitely large.
Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2022
• Their paper shows the non-surprising result that playing a game on a number line improves preschoolers’ performance on a task of approximating the position of a number on the line.
James Freeman, WSJ, 3 May 2022
• For any particular denominator, only part of the number line will be colored in.
Leila Sloman, Scientific American, 16 Sep. 2019
• Mathematicians have long wondered at the haphazard way in which the primes are sprinkled along the number line from one to infinity, and universality offers a clue.
Quanta Magazine, 5 Feb. 2013
• Those groups can also be given a preview of the next topic, such as learning about decimals by doing an activity on a number line, to boost their confidence moving forward.
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