Recurring Decimal
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Ravi Kumar at Sunday, February 14, 2010
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A decimal in which a digit is repeated continually is called a Recurring decimal. Recurring decimals are written in a shortened form, the digits which are repeated being marked by dots placed over the first and the last of them, thus
The digit, or set of digits, which is repeated is called the period of the decimal. In the decimal equivalent to 8/3, the period is 6. In 21/22 it is 54.