# Is √ 5 is a terminating digit?

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by samyaksukla200

• Qba
2015-07-09T15:57:48+05:30
Yes, is a terminating decimal.

And I am saying decimal, because I figured out that's what you really wanted to ask about. There aren't things like terminating digits, there are though - terminating decimals

You see, a terminating decimal is such a decimal which has a finitive number of digits coming after the decimal point. For example:

- 2 digits (2 is finitive)
- 4 digits (4 is finitive)
- 1 digit (1 is finitive)
- 3 digits (3 is finitive)

What kind of decimals are not terminating decimals then? There are two types of them:
1. decimals who will have an indefinitely repeating sequence of digits after the decimal point, like
2. irrational numbers, like

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Bottom line, if a decimal has a finitive, natural number of digits coming after the decimal point, it is a
terminating decimal.
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