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# How can you predict whether a quotient will be terminating decimal or a repeating decimal?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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If the denominator of the fraction, when written in its simplest form, has any prime factor other than 2 or 5 then it will be a repeating decimal fraction otherwise it will terminate.

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### How can you predict whether a quotient will be a terminating decimal or a repeating decimal?

They are the same thing a non-terminating is a non-repeating decimal

### What can you predict whether a quotient will be a terminating decimal or repeating decimal?

If the denominator of the fraction, when written in its simplest form, has any prime factor other than 2 or 5 then it will be a repeating decimal fraction otherwise it will terminate.

### How can you predict whether a fraction will give a recurring or terminating decimal?

Reduce the fraction to its simplest form - that is, remove any common factors between the numerator and denominator. If the denominator now is a factor of some power of 10, that is, if the denominator is of the form 2a*5b then the fraction will me a terminating decimal. If not, it will not.

### Use rounding and estimation to predict the approximate quotient of 285 ÷ 11?

Use rounding and estimation to predict the approximate quotient of 285 ÷ 11.

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### How can you predict whether a fraction will terminate?

if the denominators only prime factor is a 2 and 5 (if it has any) the decimal will terminate otherwise it wont.

### How can we predict the sign of the product or quotient of sign numbers?

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Use rounding and estimation to predict the approximate quotient of 285 ÷ 11.