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Posted by **Nomad** on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 5:55pm.

What? I dont get this

You must put it to repeat

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**Writeacher**, Monday, March 25, 2013 at 5:57pmWhat does "put it to repeat" mean?

http://www.google.com/search?q=48.03+%2F+7+%3D&aq=f&oq=48.03+%2F+7+%3D&aqs=chrome.0.57j0j62.1553&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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**Nomad**, Monday, March 25, 2013 at 5:59pmIts dividing and giving the answer as the repeating decimal form.

Its just confusing

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**Writeacher**, Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:05pmI put your problem into wolframalpha.com and got a better result:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=48.03%2F7

Do you see the repetition?

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**Nomad**, Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:07pmO gosh I should've known!

Thanks

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**Writeacher**, Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:08pmYou're welcome.

PS -- www.wolframalpha.com is a fantastic website for math students!

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**Reiny**, Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:20pmDividing any number by 7 gives the repeating decimal of

142857 which rotates about itself

very unusual .....

e.g.

1/7 = .14285714285714..

2/7 = .285714285714..

3/7 = .428571 ...

4/7 = .571482 ..

...

6/7 = ..857142..

4803/7 = 686.142857.. just look at the decimal

and

48.03/7 = 6.86142857...

don't we just have to move the decimal place two spots ???

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