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What can the maximum number of digits be in the repeating block of digits in the decimal expansion of 1/17? Perform the division to check your answer. - Mathematics

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What can the maximum number of digits be in the repeating block of digits in the decimal expansion of 1/17? Perform the division to check your answer.

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Solution

The maximum number of digits in the repeating block of digits in the decimal expansion of 1/17 can be 16.

By long Division, the number of digits in the repeating block of digits in the decimal expansion of 1/17 = 16.

∴ The answer is verified

Concept: Real Numbers and Their Decimal Expansions
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NCERT Class 9 Maths
Chapter 1 Number Systems
Exercise 1.3 | Q 5 | Page 14

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