# Math Help - Decimal expansion of a rational

1. ## Decimal expansion of a rational

Can someone tell what the simplest way is of finding out what the decimal expansion is of a rational number?

-Jason

2. Originally Posted by Jason Bourne
Can someone tell what the simplest way is of finding out what the decimal expansion is of a rational number?

-Jason
Divide the numerator by the denominator.

3. Yep! Divide. Continuing, of course, until you are sure what the "repeating section" is.