Two irreducible fractions a/b and c/d give the same value when rounded to the nearest percent.
If this percent is between 0 and 50, what pair minimizes b+d?
What is the next smallest?
The smallest minimized b+d pair is 3/8 & 5/13 (8+13=21).
Each, when rounded, equals 38%.
Next smaller minimized b+d pair is: 1/8 & 2/15 (8+15=23).
Each, when rounded, equals 13%.
Posted by Dej Mar
on 2010-01-15 14:55:55