##### Asked by: Lavette Agante

asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th February, 2020# How do you use bar notation?

**using bar notation**, you would say 1 / 7 = 0.142857 with a line over those numbers to show that they repeat over and over. You can

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**bar notation**over any number that repeats the same number or numbers again after the decimal point.

In respect to this, how do you write a Vinculum?

To make an S grow a flat hat, **type** S 0305 , which is the letter S followed by the Unicode number for the **vinculum** combining macron. Press Alt+X and the S grows the **vinculum**. In Word 2003, the S-**vinculum** doesn't look so hot.

Likewise, what is the fraction bar called? Vinculum is a word used broadly to describe any horizontal line in mathematical symbols. The line between numerator and denominator, the line above the recurring decimal, etc are some examples of vincula. More commonly, the line is **called** a **fraction** or division **bar**.

In this way, what does the bar on top of a number mean?

In a decimal **number**, a **bar** over. In a decimal **number**, a **bar** over one or more consecutive digits **means** that the pattern of digits under the **bar** repeats without end.

What is the symbol for a repeating number?

Usage. A vinculum can indicate the repetend of a **repeating** decimal value: ?^{1}⁄_{7} = 0.