Is 11/20 and 17/40 and 1/12 either a repeating decimal or a terminating?

Every decimal is either repeating or terminating.

It has to be one or the other.

1/12 is repeating.

The others terminate.

A fraction is a short way to write a division problem.

Whenever you see a fraction, it means

(the top number) divided by (the bottom number).

When you pick up your pencil or your calculator and actually do

the division, the answer to the division is the decimal form of the

fraction. There you can see whether it’s terminating or repeating.

To find the decimal form of 11/20, divide 11 by 20. It’s 0.55.

To find the decimal form of 17/40, divide 17 by 40. It’s 0.425.

To find the decimal form of 1/12, divide 1 by 12. It’s 0.08333. repeating.

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