# Terminating and nonterminating decimal?

a terminating decimal is one that has an end like 1/2 is 0.5 nonterminating does not end like 1/3 is 0.33333333333333333333333333333333333333333... where there are an infinite number of 3s on the end. 1/4 is 0.25 so it is also terminating pi is a nonterminating number it is 3.14159265359... it also doesn't have a set pattern to go by so its not only a nonterminating decimal, but it is an irrational number. Hope that helps

### What's the definition for a non-terminating decimal?

non-terminatind decimal: a decimal numeral that does not end in an infinite sequence ofzeros ( contrasted with terminating decimal). terminating decimal: a decimal numeral in which, after a finite number of decimalplaces, all succeeding place values are 0, as 1 / 8 = 0.125 (contrasted with nonterminating decimal).

### What is nonterminating?

Terminating means coming to an end so non-terminating means not ending. A non-terminating decimal may either consist of repeating sets of digits (such as in the decimal representation of some rational numbers eg 3/7 = 0.428571 428571 428571 ...) or a random sequence of digits (as in the decimal representation of an irrational number).

### What does terminating decimal mean in math?

Decimals can be "terminating" "recurring" or "other." A terminating decimal is one which is finite. Recurring and other decimals continue on forever. For instance 0.5 is a terminating decimal. 0.729 is a terminating decimal. 0.3333333... is not a terminating decimal. pi (3.1415926535....) is not a terminating decimal.

### Is 8.2 a rational number?

Yes. Any terminating decimal is a rational number. Any repeating decimal also. Yes. Any terminating decimal is a rational number. Any repeating decimal also. Yes. Any terminating decimal is a rational number. Any repeating decimal also. Yes. Any terminating decimal is a rational number. Any repeating decimal also.