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So you think you know how to multiply decimals?

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: February 12, 2010

Finite and infinite decimals In school students are taught how to add , subtract, and multiply, – but usually not divide – decimal numbers. There is a big catch however. The decimal numbers are not infinite decimals, such as we would obtain from or The decimal numbers dealt with in school are all finite decimal […]