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November 18th, 2009, 02:42 PM  #1 
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1/7 in decimal form equals 0.14285714285714285. How do I convert that decimal back to 1/7

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A = 0.14285714285714285... Move the decimal until it lines up with itself: A/10^6 = 0.00000014285714285... subtract: A (11/10^6) = 0.142857000000000... solve for A A = 142857/999999 = 1/7 

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