Is there a way to type the repeating decimal sign on top of a number on the Mathematics Stack Exchange site? I have a question I want to ask about a repeating decimal and I want to improve the cosmetic aspect of the question. Thanks in advance.

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    $\begingroup$ $4.\overline{285714}$? $4.\overline{285714}$ $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Jan 8 '15 at 3:36
  • $\begingroup$ For information on MathJax, see the MathJax Tutorial. $\endgroup$ – robjohn Jan 8 '15 at 3:43

As mentioned in comments, \overline is the way to go: to get $0.5\overline{332}$, type $0.5\overline{332}$.

  • $\begingroup$ So I do not have to add the $ sign at the beginning and end? $\endgroup$ – Scribblenautical Jan 8 '15 at 22:25
  • $\begingroup$ Um, no. You do. (Let me edit that...) $\endgroup$ – apnorton Jan 8 '15 at 22:26

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