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Is 1/17 a repeating or terminating decimal?

Guest Dec 9, 2014

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In a 1/N fraction, if we cannot write the denominator in terms of factors of 2's and/or 5's, then the decimal repeats......and the maximum length of its repeating string of digits is never greater than N - 1 digits

 

CPhill  Dec 9, 2014
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In a 1/N fraction, if we cannot write the denominator in terms of factors of 2's and/or 5's, then the decimal repeats......and the maximum length of its repeating string of digits is never greater than N - 1 digits

 

CPhill  Dec 9, 2014
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You have told us this before Chris and one day I will remember it ;)

Melody  Dec 9, 2014

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