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0.5 recurring as a fraction

Guest Apr 12, 2015

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Thanks Mellie, you didn't see the recurring bit  :)

 

10*0.5555555....= 5.5555555....

  1*0.5555555..   =0.5555555...

subtract

9* 0.5555555...  = 5.0000000...

9* 0.5555555...  = 5

     0.5555555...  = 5/9

Melody  Apr 13, 2015
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1/2? Not sure if this was what you were looking for.

Mellie  Apr 12, 2015
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Thanks Mellie, you didn't see the recurring bit  :)

 

10*0.5555555....= 5.5555555....

  1*0.5555555..   =0.5555555...

subtract

9* 0.5555555...  = 5.0000000...

9* 0.5555555...  = 5

     0.5555555...  = 5/9

Melody  Apr 13, 2015

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