Definition of Recurring Decimal:
Recurring decimal is also known as repeating decimal. In a decimal, a digit or a sequence of digits in the decimal part keeps repeating itself infinitely. Such decimals are called nonterminating repeating decimals or recurring decimals.
More information about Repeating or Recurring Decimal:
● The repeating decimal can be expressed by putting a bar over the digit or on the repeated digits that repeat itself.
● Also, dot can be put over the first and the last digit of the repeated block.
A few workedout problems are explained here with stepbystep explanation to understand how to calculate or find repeating or recurring decimal.
Examples of Recurring Decimal:
(a) 17/45
Alternatively, we can write it by placing a dot above the repeating digit 7 in the quotient.
Therefore, 17/45 is a repeating decimal.
(b) 1/3
Alternatively, we can write it by placing a dot above the repeating digit 3 in the quotient.
Therefore, 1/3 is a repeating decimal.
(c) 2/11
Alternatively, we can write it by placing a dot above the repeating digits 18 in the quotient.
Therefore, 2/11 is a repeating 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
● Conversion of Pure Recurring Decimal into Vulgar Fraction
● Conversion of Mixed Recurring Decimals into Vulgar Fractions
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