A decimal fraction in which a figure or group of figures is repeated indefinitely, as in 0.666 … or as in 1.851851851 ….
- ‘His last mathematics publication was in 1873 on periods of the recurring decimals of the reciprocals of prime numbers.’
- ‘Even recurring decimals and auxiliary fractions can be handled by Vedic mathematics.’
- ‘‘It's like a recurring decimal,’ said Benjamin.’
- ‘In the field of mathematics he worked on probability, recurring decimals and the theory of equations.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.