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ERIC Number: EJ856225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
A New Property of Repeating Decimals
Arledge, Jane; Tekansik, Sarah
College Mathematics Journal, v39 n2 p107-111 Mar 2008
As extended by Ginsberg, Midi's theorem says that if the repeated section of a decimal expansion of a prime is split into appropriate blocks and these are added, the result is a string of nines. We show that if the expansion of 1/p[superscript n+1] is treated the same way, instead of being a string of nines, the sum is related to the period of 1/p[superscript n].
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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