Definition of

Recurring Decimal

Recurring Decimal
A decimal number that has digits that repeat forever.

Examples:

1/3 = 0.333... (the 3 repeats forever)
1/7 = 0.142857142857... ( the "142857" repeats forever)
77/600 = 0.128333... (the 3 repeats forever)

The part that repeats is usually shown by placing dots over the first and last digits of the repeating pattern, or sometimes a line over the pattern.

Also called a "Repeating Decimal".

 
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