Q: What is the difference between repeateing and terminating decimals?

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There is no mathematical difference.

Without decimals there would be no difference between dollars and cents.

Write both numbers as decimal numbers, then look for terminating decimals between the two.

A terminating number has a definitive value - A repeating number continues indefinitely. For example - 10 divided by 8 is 0.125 (a terminating number) - 10 divided by 3 is 3.333333 (the decimal repeats indefinitely).

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A terminating decimal is a number whose decimal representation stops (or terminates) after a finite number of places. For example, 2.5, 2.3345688756 or even 325.452222222 A non-terminating decimal is one that goes on forever.

A terminating decimal reaches an end after a finite number of digits whereas a repeating decimal, after a finite number of digits, has a string of decimals (also of finite length) that repeats forever. Thus 1.2356 is a terminating decimal. 1.456333... is a repeating decimal with the digit 3 repeating an infinite number of times. So also is 23.56142857142857...... where the string 142857 repeats to infinity. In fact, terminating decimals may be viewed as repeating decimals with zero repeating infinitely.

There is no difference.

There is no mathematical difference.

Decimals are used in money. There is a real difference between a 1.99 and 199.00.

Without decimals there would be no difference between dollars and cents.

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Write both numbers as decimal numbers, then look for terminating decimals between the two.

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A terminating number has a definitive value - A repeating number continues indefinitely. For example - 10 divided by 8 is 0.125 (a terminating number) - 10 divided by 3 is 3.333333 (the decimal repeats indefinitely).