Definition of Bar Notation
- The process of writing repeating decimals or repeating pattern of digits by using a bar is called Bar Notation.
More about Bar Notation
- Bar notation can be put with single or multi-digit repeating numbers or repeating patterns of decimals.
- For a single-digit repeating decimal, the repeating number is written once and a bar is put over it.
- For a multi-digit repeating decimal, the repeating pattern is written once and a bar is put over the digits from the first to the last one.
Examples of Bar Notation
- = 0.666666 and can be written as 0.
- = 0.428571428571428571 and can be written as 0.
Solved Example on Bar Notation
Which of the following is the correct bar notation for the number 4.13333?
Correct Answer: A
Step 1: For a single-digit repeating decimal, the repeating number is written once and a bar or dot is put over it.
Step 2: In 4.13333, only 3 is repeating.
Step 3: So, a bar can be put on 3 and the correct bar notation would be .
Related Terms for Bar Notation
- Repeating Decimal