# How can a number line help you measure objects?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 4, 2016

Please see below.

#### Explanation:

On a number line you can denote numbers and compare their position. You cannot measure them using number line as measuring depends on the kind of measure that you use.

For example weight can be in pound, ounces, kilograms or tonnes. Length may be in miles, meters or microns and so on.

While number line denotes something in units, in measure reference is always to some standard unit and hence the two are different.