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Bigger or Smaller?? (Posted on 2007-02-22) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Given that x=111110/111111, y=222221/222223, z=333331/333334, which is the biggest and which is the smallest?

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It is easier to approach by looking at it in reverse.  Which term is farthe away from 1?  (i.e. which is bigger - 1/111111, 2/222223, or 3/333334)

In order (smallest to largest)

y` = 6/666669
z` = 6/666668
x` = 6/666666

Therefore, from largest to smallest, y,z,x.

  Posted by hoodat on 2007-02-22 09:36:47
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