Results 1 to 3 of 3

Math Help - Decimal expansion of a rational

  1. #1
    Member Jason Bourne's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    132

    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
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    MHF Contributor
    Prove It's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    11,487
    Thanks
    1391
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Bourne View Post
    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.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    MHF Contributor

    Joined
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    15,525
    Thanks
    1384
    Yep! Divide. Continuing, of course, until you are sure what the "repeating section" is.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. decimal expansion
    Posted in the Differential Geometry Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: November 27th 2011, 10:25 PM
  2. decimal expansion of 7^999,999
    Posted in the Number Theory Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 1st 2011, 08:05 AM
  3. Decimal Expansion, 1-1 onto
    Posted in the Differential Geometry Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: September 14th 2010, 07:26 PM
  4. About decimal expansion of Pi
    Posted in the Number Theory Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: July 11th 2009, 12:13 AM
  5. Rational Decimal Expansion
    Posted in the Number Theory Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 2nd 2006, 03:44 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum