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12:47 Nov 14, 2008
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Mathematics & Statistics / decimal que termina
Spanish term or phrase: decimal que termina
es correcto que cualquier fraccion con un denominador de 50 es equivalente a un decimal que termina?
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4finite decimal or regular number

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finite decimal or regular number

For finite decimals the procedure would effectively stop, with all digits beyond a given point being zero. With a number that is not a finite decimal, the process would go on forever, with each successive digit giving the number 10 times more precision. Thus, the finite decimals give you a systematic method for approximating any number to any desired accuracy. In particular, although the reciprocal of an integer will not usually be a finite decimal, you can approximate it by a finite decimal. Thus, is first located between 0 and 1, then between 0.3 and 0.4, then between 0.33 and 0.34, and so on.

Regular Number

A regular number, also called a finite decimal (Havil 2003, p. 25), is a positive number that has a finite decimal expansion. A number such as which is not regular is said to be nonregular.

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