Further Fruitfulness of Fractions
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So far we have concentrated on whole numbers. But there are lots of other numbers, like 2/3, 4/7, . . . , that also behave in very interesting ways. We’ll just call these fractions, although mathematicians usually refer to them as rational numbers. This rather curious name arises from the fact that a rational number is defined to be the ratio of two whole numbers.
KeywordsRational Number Cycle Length Gear Train Original Order Partial Quotient
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