Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Decimals - 4.6 Fractions and Decimals - 4.6 Exercises - Page 315: 78

Answer

No, this shortcut only works for fractions with a denominator that is a multiple of 10.

Work Step by Step

This shortcut works because decimal places are in multiples of 10 (tenths, hundredths, thousandths etc.) So, when the denominator of a fraction is a multiple of 10, the numerator converts directly over to the decimal.
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