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# The following real numbers have decimal expansions as given below. In each case, decide whether they are rational or not. If, they are rational, and of the form $$\frac{p}{q}$$, what can you say about the prime factors of q?1) 43.1234567892) 0.120120012000120000…3) 43.123456789123456789...

1) 43.123456789
$$\Rightarrow$$ $$43.123456789 = {43123456789 \over {10^9}} = {43123456789 \over {2^9 × 5^9}}$$

The above expression has denominator of the form $$2^n × 5^m$$ where n and m are non-negative integers.

So, the number is a rational number, a terminating decimal number.

2) .0.120120012000120000…
Since,the given number is a non terminating non repeating number, it is not rational.

3) 43.123456789123456789....
The number is a rational number because decimal expansion is non terminating repeating.

It has denominator of the form $$2^n × 5^m$$ where n and m are non-negative integers.