Definition of Nonterminating Decimal:
While expressing a fraction in the decimal form, when we perform division we get some remainder. If the division process does not end i.e. we do not get the remainder equal to zero; then such decimal is known as nonterminating decimal.
Note:
In some cases, a digit or a block of digits repeats itself in the decimal part. Such decimals are called nonterminating repeating decimals or pure recurring decimals. These decimal numbers are represented by putting a bar on the repeated part.
Example of Nonterminating Decimal:
(a) 2.666... is a nonterminating repeating decimal and can be expressed as 2.6.Calculating Non Terminating Decimals:
Using long division method, we will observe the steps in calculating 5/3.
• In some cases at least one of the digits after the decimal point is not repeated and some digit/digits are repeated, such decimals are called mixed recurring decimals.
Examples of mixed recurring decimals are:
(a) 3.1444... = 3.14Solved examples on nonterminating decimal:
Find the decimal representation of 16/45.
Solution:
Using long division method, we get
Therefore, 0.3555... = 0.35 and is a mixed recurring decimal.
`● Related Concept
● Decimals
● Conversion of Unlike Decimals to Like Decimals
● Decimal and Fractional Expansion
● Converting Decimals to Fractions
● Converting Fractions to Decimals
● H.C.F. and L.C.M. of Decimals
● Repeating or Recurring Decimal
● BODMAS/PEMDAS Rules  Involving Decimals
● PEMDAS Rules  Involving Integers
● PEMDAS Rules  Involving Decimals
● BODMAS Rules  Involving Integers
● Conversion of Pure Recurring Decimal into Vulgar Fraction
● Conversion of Mixed Recurring Decimals into Vulgar Fractions
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Whole Number
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Tenths
● Rounding Decimals to the Nearest Hundredths
● Simplify Decimals Involving Addition and Subtraction Decimals
● Multiplying Decimal by a Decimal Number
● Multiplying Decimal by a Whole Number
● Dividing Decimal by a Whole Number
● Dividing Decimal by a Decimal Number
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