# What is the 2015th decimal number in the division 2015 by 7

1. Feb 17, 2015

### Natasha1

What is the 2015th decimal number in the division 2015 by 7?

This is how I did it but is there an simpler way of showing this...

I did 2015/7 = 287.857142 857142 857142 857142 ...

As we have a recurring decimal for the numbers 857142, I divided 2015 by 6 which gives me a non finite answer so I then divided 2016 by 6 = 336. Therefore I concluded that the 2016th number must be an 8 and to answer the question which is 2015th number it must be the preceding number in the recurring pattern so it's 2.

Am I correct please and could anyone explain a clearer or simpler way, if it exist. Thank you :)

2. Feb 17, 2015

### BvU

By you reasoning, what is the 24th number ?

3. Feb 17, 2015

### Natasha1

As there are 6 numbers in the sequence 857142 and 24/6 = 4 then the 24th number is 2

4. Feb 17, 2015

### BvU

So what about the 2016 th number ?

5. Feb 17, 2015

### Natasha1

Well it must be 2 as 2016/24 = 84

6. Feb 17, 2015

### BvU

In post #1

7. Feb 17, 2015

### vela

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