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Terminating fractions create a digital equivalent of fixed length (e.g. 1/4 = exactly 0.25). Non-terminating (repeating) fractions create a repeating decimal after a certain number of places, and do not have an exact digital equivalent (e.g. 1/3 = 1.333_).

(This occurs as a result of conversion to base-10 numbers.)

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Terminating and nonterminating decimal?

a terminating decimal is one that has an end like 1/2 is 0.5 nonterminating does not end like 1/3 is 0.33333333333333333333333333333333333333333... where there are an infinite number of 3s on the end. 1/4 is 0.25 so it is also terminating pi is a nonterminating number it is 3.14159265359... it also doesn't have a set pattern to go by so its not only a nonterminating decimal, but it is an irrational number. Hope that helps

What is a non-terminating number?

A nonterminating number does not end. An example is the fraction 1/3. When written as a decimal, it is a nonterminating number. Also pi is a nonterminating number. Some nonterminating numbers are repeating, some are nonrepeating. But they just don't end.

What are terminating and non terminating numbers in rational numbers?

Terminating numbers are decimal representations of rational numbers. Nonterminating numbers may or may not be rational numbers.

What is the definition for a non terminating decimal?

Nonterminating Decimal: A decimal that continues without end.For example:The square root of 2 = 1.414213562… Therefore, the square root of 2 is a nonterminating decimal.

Can all terminating decimals be written as fractions?

All terminating decimals can be written as fractions.

Are all nonterminating decimals irrational numbers?

Not at all. 0.33333... nonterminating = 1/3 rational 0.66666... nonterminating = 2/3 rational 0.1428571428... nonterminating = 1/7 rational 0.55555... nonterminating = 5/9 rational

What real number is nonterminating and a nonrepeating decimal?

The only real number that is non-terminating and non-repeating is Pi (pie)

What fractions are repeating or terminating decimal?

All rational fractions.

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What are to fractions that have terminating decimal form?

1/2 is .5 that terminates. 1/8th is .125, also terminating. If you want NONterminating, your looking for things that end up with .33333, .66666, or .999999. like 1/3, or 2/3. Anyway. the easy way out of a fraction, is that every fraction is secretly just a division problem. Ex: 1/2 = .5, But 1 divided by 2 is .5 this works for everything

What's the definition for a non-terminating decimal?

non-terminatind decimal: a decimal numeral that does not end in an infinite sequence ofzeros ( contrasted with terminating decimal). terminating decimal: a decimal numeral in which, after a finite number of decimalplaces, all succeeding place values are 0, as 1 / 8 = 0.125 (contrasted with nonterminating decimal).