What is 0.17 as a fraction?


The number represented in decimal form as 0.17 in fraction form is represented as 17/100

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Single-precision floating-point format is a computer number format that occupies 4 bytes (32 bits) in computer memory and represents a wide dynamic range of values by using a floating point.

In IEEE 754-2008 the 32-bit base 2 format is officially referred to as binary32. It was called single in IEEE 754-1985. In older computers, other floating-point formats of 4 bytes were used.

A repeating or recurring decimal is a way of representing rational numbers in arithmetic. The decimal representation of a number is said to be repeating if it becomes periodic (repeating its values at regular intervals) and the infinitely-repeated digit is not zero. The decimal representation of ⅓ becomes periodic just after the decimal point, repeating the single-digit sequence "3" forever. A more complicated example is 3227/555, whose decimal becomes periodic after the second digit following the decimal point and then repeats the sequence "144" forever. At present, there is no universally-accepted notation or phrasing for repeating decimals.

If the repeated digit is a zero, the rational number is called a terminating decimal, since the number is said to "terminate" before these zeros. Instead of taking any note of the repeated zeroes, they are simply omitted. All terminating decimals can be written as a decimal fraction whose divisor is a power of 10 (1.585 = 1585/1000); they may also be written as a ratio of the form k/2n5m (1.585 = 317/2352). However, every terminating decimal also has a second representation as a repeating decimal. This is obtained by decreasing the final non-zero digit by one and appending an infinitely-repeating sequence of nines, a non-obvious phenomenon that many find puzzling. 1 = 0.999… and 1.585 = 1.584999… are two examples of this. (This type of repeating decimal can be obtained by long division if one uses a modified form of the usual division algorithm.)

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Elementary arithmetic is the simplified portion of arithmetic which includes the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Elementary arithmetic starts with the natural numbers and the written symbols (digits) which represent them. The process for combining a pair of these numbers with the four basic operations traditionally relies on memorized results for small values of numbers, including the contents of a multiplication table to assist with multiplication and division.

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