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ERIC Number: EJ938152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Ramanujan's Continued Fraction for a Puzzle
Park, Poo-Sung
College Mathematics Journal, v36 n5 p363-365 Nov 2005
This article describes a method of solution that Ramanujan may have used in solving the following puzzle: The number of a house is both the sum of the house numbers below it on the street and the sum of those above it. (The houses on a street are numbered consecutively, starting with 1.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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