prateekbhatt wrote:

Is it only limited to 2^m * 5^n or we can try try to break it in 2^m * 3^n as well??

Hi prateekbhatt

The fraction

a/b is a terminating fraction only if the denominator

b meets any of following conditions

(1) the denominator is a form of 2^n

(2) the denominator is a form of 5^m

(3) the denominator is a form of 2^n*5^m

If the

denominator is a form of 2^n*3^m ==> The fraction is not terminating.

Hope it helps.

That's correct if a/b is already reduced to its lowest term.

The denominator of 3/30 is not a form of 2^n*5^m but 3/30 IS a terminating decimal, because 3 can be reduced.