Review of Introductory Mathematics DECIMALSExample:Convert to a decimal.34Solution:The fraction represents 3 divided by 4. To put this into decimal form, we first divide343 by 4. Add a decimal point and zeros to carry out this division.Example:Convert to a decimal.13Solution:In the above example we see that no matter how many zeros we add, there will always be aremainder of 1. This is called a repeating decimal. A repeating decimal is indicated by a dashover the last number to the right of the decimal point. So, . The bar is placed over130.333the repeating portion. For a repeating single digit, the bar is placed over only a single digit. Fora repeating sequence of digits, the bar is placed over the whole sequence of digits.Rev. 0 Page 39 MA-01

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