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David Bernier

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Re: Can a fraction have none noneending and nonerepeating decimal
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Posted: Aug 2, 2013 2:44 AM
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On 08/01/2013 08:25 PM, Richard Tobin wrote:
> In article <d7dd1b23-452d-4ecf-a5c0-fa880d9dad76@googlegroups.com>,
> <jonas.thornvall@gmail.com> wrote:
>

>> And i may claim that Pi is a rational, because i know i can write it as
>> a continued fraction.

>
> But that isn't what rational means.
>
> -- Richard
>


This made me think of what happens if we try to apply the Euclidean
Algorithm to sticks of length (1+sqrt(5))/2 and 1.

Of course, (1+sqrt(5))/2 = phi = 1.618.... .
Then, phi -1 = 0.618.... = 1/phi.

So, after chopping off 1 unit from the stick of length phi,
it now has length 1/phi, and the two sticks have lengths in
ratios 1 :: 1/phi or phi :: 1.

phi = 1+ 1/(1+1/1+1/(1+ (to suggest the continued fraction expansion).

Yet, phi is irrational.

david


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