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decimal fraction





A number consisting of an integer part, which may be zero, and a decimal part less than unity that follows the decimal marker (which may be a point or a comma). A finite or terminating decimal fraction has a sequence of decimals with a definite break-off point after which all the places are zeros. Other fractions produce endless sequences of decimals that are periodic non-terminating.


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   • TYPES OF NUMBERS
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