Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.3 The Rational Numbers - Exercise Set 5.3 - Page 287: 154


The decimal of the fraction \[\frac{3}{11}\] is calculated as \[0.272727...\]which can be written as \[0.\overline{27}\]. The calculator shows the decimal form for the rational number \[\frac{3}{11}\]as 0.2727273 as the calculator does rounds off the decimal after a specific number of decimal points. Therefore, the statement does not make sense.
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