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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.

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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

Answer: B

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Re: If the fraction 7/88 is expressed as a decimal, how many distinct [#permalink]
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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.
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This YouTube video explains the process:
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9NiamBfYZ4
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