Posted by **Haile** on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7:09pm.

Express the repeating decimal 0.513 (the 13 is repeating) as a fraction in lowest terms using the infinite geometric series method.

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7:38pm
.513= .510+ 3/1000 + 3.10000+ 3/1E5 +3/1E6+ ...

notice that this is ...

= .510+ 3/1000 (1+ (1/10)+ (1/10)^3+..)

sum of

= .510 + 3/1000(1/.9)=+510/1000+3/900

= (510*9+300)/9000 check that

= (4590+ 300) /9000 = 4890/9000=489/900

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**Haile**, Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 10:53pm
the 1 and the there are repeating so it's .513131313131313... and 489/900 isn't giving me that. could you explain it again?

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**mia**, Monday, September 10, 2012 at 5:00pm
what 9,000=900x_

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