







The part before the repetend 
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From Puerto: Hello,
I teach mathematics in a bilingual programme using English. I have learned that the group of digits that repeat in a repeating decimal is called repetend but i need to know how are called the previous ones when the decimal is a delayedrepeating one. I mean, in 0.34555555 5 is the repetend, the period is one and...how are called 34?
Thanks in advance. Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





Repeating fractions 
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From Juli: My teacher recently put my math class to the test...
We were deiscussing repeating fractions and she asked
us to find out what the bar over a repeating decimal is called. I found out
it was called the vinculum. But she also said to find out what the number
under the vinculum was called. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The repetend in repeating decimals 
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From Sharon: What is the name for the bar over the repetend in repeating decimals? Also, what is the name of the long division "house"? Answered by Penny Nom. 

