Last visit was: 22 May 2024, 07:43 It is currently 22 May 2024, 07:43
Toolkit
GMAT Club Daily Prep
Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History
Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

# If the fraction 7/88 is expressed as a decimal, how many distinct

SORT BY:
Tags:
Show Tags
Hide Tags
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 93403
Own Kudos [?]: 625813 [8]
Given Kudos: 81931
Board of Directors
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Status:QA & VA Forum Moderator
Posts: 6069
Own Kudos [?]: 4706 [2]
Given Kudos: 463
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 12 Sep 2015
Posts: 6817
Own Kudos [?]: 30300 [1]
Given Kudos: 799
Intern
Joined: 03 Mar 2022
Posts: 8
Own Kudos [?]: 1 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Re: If the fraction 7/88 is expressed as a decimal, how many distinct [#permalink]
Hi Brent. Can you show us how to perform the long division 7/88 with 7 the numerator smaller than the denominator? It easy when it is the opposite but I struggle to do it for this one. + the denominator has two digits.

Thank you

BrentGMATPrepNow wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
If the fraction 7/88 is expressed as a decimal, how many distinct digits will there be to the right of the decimal?

A. 6
B. 5
C. 4
D. 3
E. 2

This calls for some long division

NOTE: We'll perform long division until we get a repeated digit.

So, 7 ÷ 88 = 0.079545 (repeated digit)
This means 7 ÷ 88 = 0.0795454545454.....
So, the digits to the right of the decimal are: 0's, 7's, 9's, 4's, and 5's
There are 5 distinct digits

Cheers,
Brent
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 12 Sep 2015
Posts: 6817
Own Kudos [?]: 30300 [0]
Given Kudos: 799
Re: If the fraction 7/88 is expressed as a decimal, how many distinct [#permalink]
Top Contributor
CyrilT22 wrote:
Hi Brent. Can you show us how to perform the long division 7/88 with 7 the numerator smaller than the denominator? It easy when it is the opposite but I struggle to do it for this one. + the denominator has two digits.
Thank you

This YouTube video explains the process:
Non-Human User
Joined: 09 Sep 2013
Posts: 33143
Own Kudos [?]: 829 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Re: If the fraction 7/88 is expressed as a decimal, how many distinct [#permalink]
Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: If the fraction 7/88 is expressed as a decimal, how many distinct [#permalink]
Moderator:
Math Expert
93403 posts