# What is #24.73 -: 9#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Long divide...

Write the dividend

Choose the first digit of the quotient so that when multiplied by the divisor it gives a value as large as possible, but less than or equal to the dividend.

We choose the value

Write the product

Choose the next digit of the quotient to give a product

Write the product

Carrying on in this fashion we get digits

As a result, the quotient starts repeating too and we have a recurring tail of

One way of writing a repeating pattern of digits is to put a bar over it.

So we can write:

#24.73 -: 9 = 2.74777... = 2.74bar(7)#