Fractions for Repeating DecimalsDate: 5/14/96 at 15:12:32 From: Anonymous Subject: Fractions for repeating decimals Question: Convert 3.04050505.... into a fraction. Answer: x = 3.04050505.... 100x = 304.05050505... Now what? Date: 5/17/96 at 10:17:11 From: Doctor Ethan Subject: Re: Fractions for repeating decimals Hey, You're off to a great start. Now all you need to do is subtract. 100x = 304.05050505050505 - x = 3.04050505050505 ------------------------------ 99x = 301.01 Now we need to multiply both sides by 100 9900x = 30101 So x = 30101/9900 and it is in the form of a fraction. -Doctor Ethan, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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