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I prefer method 2, which has the student simplifying first. Even if the student doesn't know that $\frac{1}{9} = 0.\overline{1}$, the student can still divide 2.00 by 9. If the student uses method 1, s/he misses the chance to see the pattern in ninths and is more likely to make a mistake because s/he is dividing by 27 (a 2 digit number) instead of a ...