repeating decimal


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repeating decimal

[ri′pēd·iŋ ′des·məl]
(mathematics)
A decimal that is either finite or infinite with a finite block of digits repeating indefinitely. Also known as periodic decimal; recurring decimal.
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All four games have "bells and whistles," three or four levels of difficulty, a wide variety of fractions with values between 0 and 1, terminating and repeating decimals, an offer of help in analyzing moves, and automatic scorekeeping.
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