# Terminating and Repeating Decimals 6 th Grade Mathematics Miss Ross.

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Terminating and Repeating Decimals 6 th Grade Mathematics Miss Ross

Decimals 0.3257 tenths hundredths Thousandths Ten-thousandths

Terminating Decimals Terminating means “end” A decimal that does not continue is a terminating decimal 0.75 0.1 0.25 0.5

Repeating Decimal Also called “Recurring Decimal” The decimal occurs for infinity!! Decimals in which a digit or a sequence of digit repeats. Examples: 0.5555 0.434343 0.189189189 0.33173317

*Important Information* Sometimes a repeating decimal is shown to be repeating with putting a bar above the digits or set of digits that repeat Examples 0.333333 or 0.3 0.45454545 or 0.45 This can also be called a Vinculum!

Summary Terminating decimals are decimals that end when fractions are converted to decimals. Repeating decimals are decimals where the digit or digits repeat for infinity.

Tomorrow Be prepared with questions about terminating and repeating decimals!!