Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Mathematics
Solutions
5. What can the maximum number of digits be in the repeating block of digits in the decimal expansion of 1/17 ? Perform the division to check your answer.

Question:

What can the maximum number of digits be in the repeating block of digits in the decimal expansion of 1/17 ? Perform the division to check your answer.

Answer:

Thus, 1/17 = 0.0588235294117647, a block of 16 digits is repeated.

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