Q. 1 B4.0( 2 Votes )

# Without actually performing the long division, state whether the following rational numbers have terminating or non-terminating repeating (recurring) decimal expansion.

Given rational number is

is terminating if

a) p and q are co-prime &

b) q is of the form of 2n 5m where n and m are non-negative integers.

Firstly, we check co-prime

3 = 3 × 1

8 = 2 × 2 × 2

3 and 8 have no common factors

Therefore, 3 and 8 are co-prime.

Now, we have to check that q is in the form of 2n5m

8 = 23

= 1 × 23

= 50 × 23

So, denominator is of the form 2n5m where n = 3 and m = 0

Thus, is a terminating decimal.

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