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In exercise 1.8 how do you convert a fraction into a decimal using a for loop? I was somewhat able to do it by getting the indexes without using a loop, but there has to be a better way!

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  1. anonymous
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    Step 1. Go to the MIT OCW course page for 6.189 here: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-189-a-gentle-introduction-to-programming-using-python-january-iap-2011/ Step 2. Go into the PDF for Written Excercises Step 3. Write a loop to count from 2 to 10 for the number on the bottom of the fraction for n in range (2,11): Step 4: In the body of the loop, print the fraction in decimal form print 1.0/n That should do it. To make it more explicit what is happening, it could be coded like this too: print 1.0/float(n) To actually do the division doesn't require us to write a for loop, fortunately, since python knows how to do that without our involvement!

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    Thank you so much!!!!! I really appreciate it!!

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