Definition of recurring decimal in English:

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recurring decimal

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noun

A decimal fraction in which a figure or group of figures is repeated indefinitely, as in 0.666 ... or as in 1.851851851 ...
Example sentences
  • In the field of mathematics he worked on probability, recurring decimals and the theory of equations.
  • His last mathematics publication was in 1873 on periods of the recurring decimals of the reciprocals of prime numbers.
  • Even recurring decimals and auxiliary fractions can be handled by Vedic mathematics.

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