# How do you write 27/99 as a decimal?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

A fraction written as a decimal is either terminating (has a fixed number of decimal places) or has a cycle of digits that repeat for ever. As we have 99 in the denominator I suspect that the decimal has an infinitely repeating set of digits.

The repeating part can be indicated by putting a bar over the appropriate digits. So I would chose to write this as:

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We are dividing 99 into a number that is less (do NOT use the word 'smaller')

However I can do a sort of cheat. 27 is the same as

This idea can be repeated as many times as you wish as long as you apply the

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But

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Thus so far we have:

But the repeats give: