Name: Wouter
Who is asking: Student Question: Is there anyone who knows the official name for decimal finite nonperiodical numbers such as 0.4 or 0.25 as opposite of numbers like 0.3333333... or 0.28571428571428...?
Thank you in advance, I'm not sure that I completely understand your question but I will try. My assumption is that by "FINITE nonperiodical numbers" you mean decimal numbers that terminate in a string of zeros. (I see 0.4 as 0.4000... etc.) If my assumption is correct then I can "describe" these numbers but I am not aware of any official name. The description is in a note called Terminating decimals that contains an answer we gave to a similar question. Cheers,Penny
