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Rational numbers can be represented as ternimating , and which as non-terimating...
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1) 3/16 =3/2^4 has terminating decimal form.
2)17/64 =17/2^6 Has a terminating decimal form.
Any rational fraction of the form p/2^n or p/5^n or p/[(2^m)(5^n)] has a terminating decimal form. Where, p,m,n are integers or zero. Otherwise it(=rational fraction) has a nonterminating recurring form.
Example for non terminating form: 1/3 = 0.33333....
1/7 =0.142857 142857 142857.....
Posted by neela on June 2, 2009 at 5:35 PM (Answer #1)
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