UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

10/2/2011 -- LAMC Beginners: From Fractions to Decimals... and Back Again

We will continue what we began last week, looking at representations of numbers as fractions and decimals. Is every fraction a decimal? Is every decimal a fraction? How can you tell? How can you convert between the two? What are the properties of each type of representation, and what relationships exist between equivalent representations of the same number?