I was just wondering how you get the 7 at the end of the answer of 60 divided by 9. The answer is 6.66666666667

Guest Apr 25, 2015

#2**+10 **

That is a good question :)

$${\frac{{\mathtt{60}}}{{\mathtt{9}}}} = {\frac{{\mathtt{20}}}{{\mathtt{3}}}} = {\mathtt{6.666\: \!666\: \!666\: \!666\: \!666\: \!7}}$$

Now

$$\\\frac{20}{3}=6\frac{2}{3}\\\\

and\\\\

\frac{2}{3}=0.66666666......\\\\$$

the 6's will keep going for ever and ever. If you want to cut them off at some point then the last one should be rounded up to a 7.

**This looks like a really good little video clip explaining how numbers are rounded off.**

Melody
Apr 25, 2015

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thats just how math is, son. i wonder the same thing, but its never came. Melody! Brittany! we need you for this one!

TitaniumRome
Apr 25, 2015

#2**+10 **

Best Answer

That is a good question :)

$${\frac{{\mathtt{60}}}{{\mathtt{9}}}} = {\frac{{\mathtt{20}}}{{\mathtt{3}}}} = {\mathtt{6.666\: \!666\: \!666\: \!666\: \!666\: \!7}}$$

Now

$$\\\frac{20}{3}=6\frac{2}{3}\\\\

and\\\\

\frac{2}{3}=0.66666666......\\\\$$

the 6's will keep going for ever and ever. If you want to cut them off at some point then the last one should be rounded up to a 7.

**This looks like a really good little video clip explaining how numbers are rounded off.**

Melody
Apr 25, 2015