# Solution - Revisiting Rational Numbers and Their Decimal Expansions

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ConceptRevisiting Rational Numbers and Their Decimal Expansions

#### Question

The following real numbers have decimal expansions as given below. In each case, decide whether they are rational or not. If they are rational, and of the form p /q what can you say about the prime factors of q?

(1) 43.123456789

(2) 0.120120012000120000. . .

(3) 43.bar(123456789)

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Write down the decimal expansions of those rational numbers  which have terminating decimal expansions.

(a) 13/3125

(b) 17/8

(c)15/1600

(d)23/(2^2

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(ii) 17/8

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