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# What fractions could become a repeating decimal?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Any fraction with a denominator which has a prime factorization that includes any prime other than 2 or 5, it can produce repeating decimals.

If the prime factorization of the denominator does not include 2 nor 5 then the decimal representation will be a repeating decimal.

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