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− | <cmath>\dfrac{1}{20^{20}}=\dfrac{1}{( | + | <cmath>\dfrac{1}{20^{20}}=\dfrac{1}{(10\cdot2)^{20}}=\dfrac{1}{10^{20}\cdot2^{20}}</cmath> |
Now we do some estimation. Notice that <math>2^{20}=1024^2</math>, which means that <math>2^{20}</math> is a little more than <math>1000^2=1,000,000</math>. Multiplying it with <math>10^{20}</math>, we get that the denominator is about <math>1\underbrace{00\dots0}_{26 \text{ zeros}}</math>. Notice that when we divide <math>1</math> by an <math>n</math> digit number, there are <math>n-1</math> zeros before the first nonzero digit. This means that when we divide <math>1</math> by the <math>27</math> digit integer <math>1\underbrace{00\dots0}_{26 \text{ zeros}}</math>, there are <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D) } \text{26}}</math> zeros in the initial string after the decimal point. -PCChess | Now we do some estimation. Notice that <math>2^{20}=1024^2</math>, which means that <math>2^{20}</math> is a little more than <math>1000^2=1,000,000</math>. Multiplying it with <math>10^{20}</math>, we get that the denominator is about <math>1\underbrace{00\dots0}_{26 \text{ zeros}}</math>. Notice that when we divide <math>1</math> by an <math>n</math> digit number, there are <math>n-1</math> zeros before the first nonzero digit. This means that when we divide <math>1</math> by the <math>27</math> digit integer <math>1\underbrace{00\dots0}_{26 \text{ zeros}}</math>, there are <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D) } \text{26}}</math> zeros in the initial string after the decimal point. -PCChess |
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Problem
The decimal representation ofconsists of a string of zeros after the decimal point, followed by a and then several more digits. How many zeros are in that initial string of zeros after the decimal point?
Solution
Now we do some estimation. Notice that , which means that is a little more than . Multiplying it with , we get that the denominator is about . Notice that when we divide by an digit number, there are zeros before the first nonzero digit. This means that when we divide by the digit integer , there are zeros in the initial string after the decimal point. -PCChess
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