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# Is decimal a rational number

Updated: 10/26/2022

Wiki User

11y ago

It depends.

A terminating decimal is a rational number.

A decimal which, after a finite number of places, becomes a repeating (or recurrent) decimal is also a rational number.

A decimal that is not terminating, nor [eventually] settles into a recurring pattern is not a rational number.

Note that the decimal need not become recurring immediately.

Wiki User

13y ago
so 3799 is a rational number?

Wiki User

11y ago

Any decimal number that can be expressed as a fraction is a rational number

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