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What is the 30th digit to the right of the decimal point in the decima

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This is a question where you need to convert a rational number to a recurring decimal.

Any rational number where the denominator consists of a power of 2 or a power of 5 or a combination of these two powers, will always give a terminating decimal. Otherwise, a rational number will give a recurring decimal.

Based on this, we can say that \(\frac{3}{11}\) will definitely give a recurring decimal.

\(\frac{3}{11}\) = 0.272727……

The period of this recurring decimal is 2 i.e. there are 2 distinct digits which keep recurring. The first digit to the right of the decimal point is 2, the second is 7, the third is 2, the fourth is 7 and so on.
Following this pattern, we can say that the 30th digit will be 7. The correct answer option is E.

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It is easy to solve this question if we know the value of \(\frac{1}{11}\).
\(\frac{1}{11} = 0.0909090909...\) i.e. a recurring decimal.

So, \(\frac{3}{11} = 0.272727272727...\)

Every second digit right of the decimal point is "7".
30th is an even spot. So, it will also be "7".

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What is the 30th digit to the right of the decimal point in the decimal form of 3/11 ?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 5
D. 6
E. 7


1/11 is 0.0909
.09*3 is .27
So what we are saying is .272727272727.....
30th digit will be 7.
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