# You know that 1/7=0.142857. Can you predict what the decimal expansions of 2/7, 3/7, 4/7, 5/7, 6/7  are, Without actually doing the long division? If so, how? - Mathematics

You know that 1/7=0.bar142857. Can you predict what the decimal expansions of 2/7, 3/7, 4/7, 5/7, 6/7  are, Without actually doing the long division? If so, how?

[Hint : Study the remainders while finding the value of 1/7 carefully.]

#### Solution

Yes, it can be done as follows

2/7=2xx1/7=2xx0.bar142857=0.bar285714

3/7=3xx1/7=3xx0.bar142857=0.bar428571

4/7=4xx1/7=4xx0.bar142857=0.bar571428

5/7=5xx1/7=5xx0.bar142857=0.bar714285

6/7=6xx1/7=6xx0.bar142857=0.bar857142

Concept: Real Numbers and Their Decimal Expansions
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#### APPEARS IN

NCERT Class 9 Maths
Chapter 1 Number Systems
Exercise 1.3 | Q 2 | Page 14

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