# Decimal exacto

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by vibeca, Nov 5, 2010.

1. ### vibecaNew 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.

2. ### bumblecatSenior 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-scSenior Member

What's the context? How is it used?
Edit: What bumblecat found must be it.
Also: ''exact decimal"':
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 ...
www.slideshare.net/sbishop2/recurring-decimals - Cached - Similar
2. ... 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. ### MakserSenior 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. ### erinsSenior 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. ### bumblecatSenior 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. ### vibecaNew Member

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