Date: Sat, 5 Jul 1997 22:20:00 +0800

Dear Sir, I have read the section Repeating Decimals in your data base. It mention that 1/17 has at most only 16 repeating digits. But, why "pi" has infinity number of digits (and not repeating )

Mike

From Hong Kong 5th July 97

Hi Mike

When a common fraction like 3/8 or 1/17 is written in decimal form it has a decimal part that is either finite or repeating. A fraction with decimal part that is neither finite nor repeating cannot be written in the form a/b. Pi is such a number.

Cheers,

Penny

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