Decimal Expansion/Examples

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Examples of Decimal Expansions

Decimal Expansion of $17 / 10$

$\dfrac {17} {10}$ has a decimal expansion of $1 \cdotp 7$.


Decimal Expansion of $9 / 100$

$\dfrac 9 {100}$ has a decimal expansion of $0 \cdotp 09$.


Decimal Expansion of $1 / 6$

$\dfrac 1 6$ has a decimal expansion of $0 \cdotp 1666 \ldots$.


$1 \cdotp 23999 \ldots$ is not a Decimal Expansion

$1 \cdotp 23999 \ldots$

is not a decimal expansion as defined on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.

This is because it ends in an infinite sequence of $9$s.

The number $1 \cdotp 23999 \ldots$ is equal to, and is best expressed as, $1 \cdotp 24$.