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 Rationalizing Decimals (Posted on 2007-09-26)
Consider the rational number which in decimal form is .12345345345345...
It begins with two non-repeating digits followed by a block of 3 digits which repeats.

For the generalized repeating decimal .[a][b][b][b][b]...
Where [a] has n digits and [b] has m digits.

Find a general way to transform it into a rational number of the form p/r.

 See The Solution Submitted by Jer Rating: 3.0000 (2 votes)

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 How about the numerator? | Comment 2 of 8 |
There is also a simple way to find the unreduced numerator without having to add two fractions together.  Can yo find it?
 Posted by Jer on 2007-09-26 11:05:27
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