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Nov7-10, 01:12 PM
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"Infinitely repeating decimals may not exit, they may terminate somewhere down the line but we can never tell."

I've heard it claimed that numbers that pi or e may terminate eventually and that there is no way of knowing.

Is there no mathematical way to show that a non-rational non-terminating decimal will have infinitely many digits and that it cannot possibly ever terminate?

Do we only proclaim pi to be non-terminating because we've "never reached the final decimal place?" That can't be, can it?
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