# Thread: Explain how 4/15 is equivalent to recurring decimal.

1. ## Explain how 4/15 is equivalent to recurring decimal.

As stated in the title -
Explain how 4/15 is equivalent to recurring decimal.
Many Thaanks!

2. Originally Posted by BabyMilo
As stated in the title - Many Thaanks!
Hi BabyMilo,

Let's do the long division on this thing.

Code:

0  .  2   6   6    6   6
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15 | 4  .  0   0   0    0   0
0
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4     0
3     0
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1    0   0
9   0
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1   0   0
9   0
----------
1   0
As you can see, the 6 will continue to repeat because the remainder will always be 10 as we continue to divide.

$\displaystyle \frac{4}{15}=0.2\overline{6}$

3. no other mathematical ways? Thanks anyway!

4. Sure there is.

Let $\displaystyle S = 0.266\overline{6}$.

Multiply both sides by 100: $\displaystyle 100S = 26.66\overline{6}$

Subtract by the first line: $\displaystyle 99S = 26.400..$

So: $\displaystyle S = \frac{26.4}{99} \cdot \underbrace{{\color{red}\frac{5}{5}}}_{\displaysty le =1} = \frac{132}{495}$

Reduce the final fraction and you'll get what you want.

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### show thaT the recurring decimal 0.26 =4/15

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