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Fractions without Quotients: Arithmetic of Repeating Decimals

by Richard Plagge

Award: George Pólya

Year of Award: 1979

Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, (1978), pp. 11-15

Summary: The difficulties encountered in defining and performing addition and multiplication of real numbers.

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About the Author: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1 (1978)) Richard Plagge has taught at Manteno High School, Manteno, Illinois, and is currently an instructor in Mathematics at Highline Community College, Midway, Washington, where he has been since 1967. He earned his B.S. in Education at Illinois State in 1962 and his M.S. in Mathematics at Western Washington State College in 1967.


Subject classification(s): Arithmetic | Decimals | Fractions | Real Numbers
Publication Date: 
Sunday, July 20, 2008