recurring decimal

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recurring decimal

a rational number that contains a pattern of digits repeated indefinitely after the decimal point

recurring decimal

[ri′kər·iŋ ′des·məl]
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The average calculator cannot accurately produce the required number of decimal places in the recurring decimal sequence, and it appears that the sequences seem to terminate.
The denominator consists of nines for the number of recurring decimal digits followed by zeroes for the number of non-recurring decimal digits.