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## #1 2007-01-26 07:43:12

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### 7ths are kl!

i found ou in math today that 7ths are very special

for example 1/7 is 0.1428571 right?

and if its 2/7 you get 0.2857114 right?

all you have to do is start from the lowest number to the highest and put the numbers in front of the next lowest number
at the back so the number is at the front. for example

3/7

2/7 is 0.2857114 so take the 285711 and put it behind the 4 to get 0.4285711

Its way kl isnt it!

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## #2 2007-01-26 09:06:52

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

I'm not sure I see what you mean?

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## #3 2007-01-26 09:09:53

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

It is indeed cool, but you've got the loop a bit too big. It's just 0.142857..., with no second 1.

So then 2/7 = 0.285714... and so on.

If I remember rightly, there was a different set of fractions that had decimal forms that involved the loop 758241 as well, but I've forgotten what the divisor was.

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## #4 2007-01-26 09:29:27

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

Oh, okay.. I get what you mean now

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## #5 2007-01-26 11:46:54

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It is way kl.

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## #6 2007-01-26 17:11:29

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

Yes, I used to be asked to study this trait  so that i could pass some arithmatic exams easily.

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## #7 2007-01-26 17:41:58

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

If you think of the digits as a sequence (1,4,2,8,5,7) then what is the relationship between each digit?

Why are 0,3,6 and 9 missing?

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## #8 2007-01-26 17:51:04

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

I can tell 0 is present if you see 7/7 as 1.0

I don't know, I study it in primary school just for arithmetric convenience. We pupils also memorized 11²=121, 12²=144, 13²=169, 14²=196, 15²=225, 16²=256, 17²=289, 18²=... I forgot.

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## #9 2007-01-26 21:33:52

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

George,Y wrote:

I can tell 0 is present if you see 7/7 as 1.0

I don't know, I study it in primary school just for arithmetric convenience. We pupils also memorized 11²=121, 12²=144, 13²=169, 14²=196, 15²=225, 16²=256, 17²=289, 18²=... I forgot.

These are actually quite handy to remember, and not too hard to learn. First of all becuase they're not too hard to calculate, 18*18=10*18+8*18=180+80+64. It also helps, though, that 18*18 and 8*8 will have the same last digit. If you only have to remember so many squares, the last digit can help you remember the full number. That's how I remember them atleast.

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## #10 2007-01-26 22:18:43

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

hmm i found that out when we did recurring decimals. gd i hate those 1/19ths lmao

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## #11 2007-01-26 23:13:57

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

Eeek, yes!

0.052631578947368421...

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## #12 2007-01-26 23:17:43

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

If you were given 1/19th as a decimal, how would you work out what fraction it was related to?

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## #13 2007-01-26 23:30:55

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

By infinite sum
for example,
0.3+0.33+0.333+... approaches 1/3 when the amount of addee increases, or put another way, you can get the sum as close to 1/3 so long as you make enough additions.

So far it is still in finite sum and finite framework. Then how do we know the final result of the infinite sum? Simple, we assume it, we define it. (That is what Ricky has admitted) We just assume 0.3+0.33+0.333+...=1/3 on finite experiences and deductions. (I call this kind of assumption "guessing", "derivative", or whatever)

On the other hand, infinite decimals are defined by guessing, too. Because we can only work out or deduct finite decimals.

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## #14 2007-01-26 23:35:14

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

ill try using a 9th as an example first. times 9 by 10 and you get 1.1 recurring
so you have to do 1/9 times 9 to get 1.0 . so now you have a 1 and a nine! then i think you have to put time the numbers together or something. i cant remember but you end up with 1/9

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## #15 2007-01-28 02:05:26

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

George,Y wrote:

On the other hand, infinite decimals are defined by guessing, too. Because we can only work out or deduct finite decimals.

Wow, there isn't a method yet? Could be something we could work on

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## #16 2007-01-28 03:53:15

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### Re: 7ths are kl!

It's a bit of a long way around, but any recurring decimal can be written as a fraction where the denominator has lots of 9's.

For example, if you were given 0.428571..., and you wanted to convert it into a fraction, then you could immediately write it as 428571/999999, and then you could either leave it like that if you were lazy, or simplify it by taking out a bunch of common factors.

428571/999999
142857/333333
47619/111111
15873/37037
1443/3367
111/259
3/7

OK, so that took a while, but a computer could have done that very quickly as long as the loop of reccuring decimals wasn't very huge. It might take a bit longer to analyse 1/19, but it still could eventually.

This can be extended to decimals that have a terminating bit before they start recurring as well.
Again, this might not be the quickest way, but this is how I do it:

Let's take 0.27888... as a random example. The recurring part of that is 888..., which would mean 8/9 if it was there from the start. But we can work out that this number is exactly 0.61 less than 0.888... and so now we've got it as a terminating decimal and a purely recurring one.

These can both be written as fractions, -61/100 and 8/9, which when added is 251/900 and that is the fraction in its simplest form.

So by combining these two methods, it's possible to work out what the fractional form of any rational number is from its decimal.

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