# How do you write #2/11# as a decimal?

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The two dots above the last 1 and 8 indicate that they repeat indefinitely. You may also use a dash above them.

Suppose you do not have a calculator.

#### Explanation:

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It is important as it shows how to deal with zeros. In the above we have the answer

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We avoid the decimal point until write at the end

11 is more that 2 but we can and may write 2 as

We reintroduce the decimal at the very end by multiplying the answer by EXERY adjuster of

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We are getting a pattern of repeats so we may stop at this point as we can see what that pattern is.

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As this is a repeating pattern we have

If we put a bar over a repeating par it mathematically indicates that they repeat for ever. So we can write: