Date: Jan 19, 2013 1:15 PM
Author: Charles Hottel
Subject: Re: Terminating Deciamal Expansion

"Virgil" <virgil@ligriv.com> wrote in message

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> In article <1oCdneKuT4nqi2fNnZ2dnUVZ_rCdnZ2d@earthlink.com>,

> "Charles Hottel" <chottel@earthlink.net> wrote:

>

>> I would appreciate some hints on solving this problem:

>>

>> Show that any rational number p/q, for which the prime factorization of q

>> consists entirely od 2s and 5s, has a terminating decimal expansion.

>> Thanks.

>

> If q = 2^m*5^n for non-negative integers m and n, let k = max(m,n)

>

> then r = (p/q)*10^k is an integer, so and p/q = r/10^k.

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>

Thanks I see it now.