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Question

To express a terminating decimal as a common fraction, we express the decimal as a common fraction with a power of 10 in the ............

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numerator
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whole number
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C
denominator
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ambiguous
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Solution

The correct option is B denominatorWhen the prime factorization of the denominator of a fraction has only factors of 2 and factors of 5, then the number is a terminating decimal. If there are prime factors in the denominator other than 2 or 5, then the decimals repeat.Therefore, C is the correct answer.

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