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Topic: change repeating decimal to a ratio of two integers
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Darrell

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Re: change repeating decimal to a ratio of two integers
Posted: Aug 25, 2007 11:54 PM
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"actuarynrt" <actuarynrt@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:24055980.1188068934818.JavaMail.jakarta@nitrogen.mathforum.org...
> Please help.
>
> I'm stuck on a problem and it's driving me crazy. How do I change
> 2.5656... to a ratio of two integers? I can do it for .123123... and
> 0.1999... but not 2.5656...
>
> Please help!



See: http://aah.ryan-usa.com/node30.html at the bottom. Don't let the whole
number part through you. Think of the problem as:

2 + .5656...

Convert to an improper fraction when done.

--
Darrell




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