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  • 5 years ago

Express the rational number whose decimal expansion is 6.251251251... as a ratio of two integers.

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    \[\overline{.251}=\frac{251}{999}\] is a start

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    where did you come up with 999?

  3. 2bornot2b
    • 5 years ago
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    which is the part you are experiencing difficulty with? I mean I solved it a while ago..

  4. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    This is a different problem 2bornot2b...

  5. 2bornot2b
    • 5 years ago
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    Yes, I know that, but the method is the same...

  6. anonymous
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    I know but i just don't get it i am terrible with math.

  7. 2bornot2b
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    |dw:1327089615244:dw|

  8. 2bornot2b
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    |dw:1327089709098:dw|

  9. 2bornot2b
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    |dw:1327089807094:dw|

  10. 2bornot2b
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    Did you get it?

  11. anonymous
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    yes i got it now just need to reduce it correct...

  12. 2bornot2b
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    Right! Now you are getting it..

  13. 2bornot2b
    • 5 years ago
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    Did you read that page, I recommended..

  14. phi
    • 5 years ago
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    Maybe this will help http://www.khanacademy.org/video/coverting-repeating-decimals-to-fractions-1?playlist=Algebra also, Satellite's "trick" is well worth knowing. It will make these problems easier.

  15. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    yes i did that is how i learned how to put it in correct terms.

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