What is 250 divided by 3?

1 Answer
Aug 27, 2016

Answer:

#250/3 = 83.bar(3)#

Explanation:

You can tell whether an integer is divisible by #3# based on whether the sum of its digits is divisible by #3#.

So in the case of #250#, we find:

#2+5+0 = 7#

which is not divisible by #3#.

So we will not get an integer result when dividing #250# by #3#.

If we try long division, we find that the remainder repeats and the quotient repeats...

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We can indicate a repeating decimal using a bar over the repeating pattern of digits - in our example just "#3#", so:

#250/3 = 83.bar(3)#