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Wed May 11, 2011 By:

1.What does terminating term means?What does recurring term means?

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Wed May 11, 2011

Terminating rational number are the numbers which leaves remainder 0 on normal division. Recurring rational number are the numbers which never leave a remainder 0 on normal division.

For example, if the rational number is like 7/8, going through the normal division method, we get the remainder 0, after having 0.875 at the quotientÂ’s place. This is called as Terminating, because it is coming to an end after some time.

But, when the rational number 1/3. is converted into decimals using the normal division method. We will never get 0 as the remainder and the quotient will never come to an end. This is called Recurring.

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