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  1. vibeca New Member

    Spain, Spanish
    Hello!

    I would be really thankful if you could tell me how to translate 'decimal exacto' in English. I have been looking for the translation on the Internet abut I couldn't find it anywhere.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bumblecat Senior Member

    San Francisco baby!
    Chilean Spanish/ American English
    Perdona pero no tengo mi matemática al día. Si recuerdo bien, decimales exactos son aquéllos números que tienen números después de la coma pero no son periódicos o tienen un número finito de cifras decimales. (Por favor corrígeme si me equivoco).

    De ser así, puede ser que lo que buscas es terminating decimal. Hay algo sobre esto aquí, tercer párrafo:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repeating_decimal

    Espero te ayude.
     
  3. k-in-sc

    k-in-sc Senior Member

    What's the context? How is it used?
    Edit: What bumblecat found must be it.
    Also: ''exact decimal"':
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...fai=CrUaE_3rUTIziFojKgwT3rriiDwAAAKoEBU_QrmDY
    Ex.

    1. Recurring Decimals
      Write 0.3 as
      an exact decimal; Recurring decimals as exact fractions. For example. Write 0.3 as an exact decimal. Here only one 3 is recurring ...
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    2. Which fractions creates( generate) exact decimal, a pure decimal ...
      Aug 21, 2007
      ... Fractions that create an EXACT decimal are: 4/5 = 0.8 3/6 = 0.5 5/8 = 0.625. Fractions that create a PURE decimal are: 1/3 = 0.3333333333. ...
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  4. Makser Senior Member

    Basque Country
    Spanish
    Hi vibeca,

    I'm not sure because I'm not an expert but I think it's 'accurate decimal' but let's see what native speakers say.
     
  5. erins Senior Member

    North Carolina, USA
    English - USA
    Perhaps what you are looking for is "exact decimal." I found that term used on this page:
    http://www.mathsrevision.net/gcse/pages.php?page=8
    Maybe you can tell from the website whether it is the meaning you are looking for.
    Personally, I didn't know what it meant in either language until I read that page!
    Saludos
     
  6. bumblecat Senior Member

    San Francisco baby!
    Chilean Spanish/ American English
    So there it is, if it's a mathematical context, your answer is exact or terminating decimal.
     
  7. vibeca New Member

    Spain, Spanish
    Thanks to everybody. It's a mathematical context and I'm not an expert on that field.
    Un saludo a todos.
     

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