Changing fractions to decimals

Changing fractions to decimals - shortest block of...

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Changing fractions to decimals To  change a fraction to a decimal,  simply do what the operation says. In other words  means 13  divided by 20. So do just that (insert decimal points and zeros accordingly).  Example 2 Change to decimals. 1. 2. Changing infinite repeating decimals to fractions Infinite repeating decimals usually are represented by putting a line over (sometimes under) the 
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Unformatted text preview: shortest block of repeating decimals. This line is called a vinculum. So you would write to indicate .333 … to indicate .515151 … to indicate –2.1474747 … Notice that only the digits under the vinculum are repeated. Every infinite repeating decimal can be expressed as a fraction....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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