Repeating Decimals

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In this lesson, we will look at repeating decimals:

  • what is a repeating decimal
  • how to write repeating decimals
  • what causes repeating decimals
  • compare repeating decimals and terminating decimals

What is a repeating decimal?
How to write a repeating decimal?

A repeating decimal or recurring decimal is a decimal that has a digit, or a group of digits, that repeats. To show a repeating decimal, a bar is put over the repeating pattern.

The following are some examples of repeating decimals. Scroll down the page for more examples.
Repeating Decimals

How to Write Repeating Decimals Using Bar Notation?

How do repeating decimals happen?

Repeating Decimals vs Terminating Decimals

What is the difference?

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