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# Converting Rational Numbers to Decimals Using Long Method 7th Grade Math Worksheets

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## Definition:

A rational number is a number that can be expressed as a fraction. It can also be represented by decimal numbers that are either terminating or repeating.

## Summary:

Long division method is one way of converting rational numbers to decimal numbers. The quotient of long division method is in a decimal form that either terminates in zeros or eventually repeats.

Decimal Representations of Rational Numbers

• All repeating and terminating decimal numbers are rational numbers.
• Rational numbers can be easily represented by decimals just by dividing the numerator by the denominator.

Terminating decimal – decimal representation that contains finite decimal numbers after the decimal point.

Repeating decimal – also called recurring decimal. Decimal representation that repeats infinitely. A bar ( ) above the number indicates that the number repeats and doesn’t end.

## Examples:

Terminating Decimal
½ = 0.5

Repeating Decimal
⅓ = 0.3333333

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