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Posted on 2004-11-02

Ok, take your average desk calculator.

type : 10 / 3 = = = =

Any reasonable explanation for the sequence you get?

type : 10 / 3 = = = =

Any reasonable explanation for the sequence you get?

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3.333333333333333333333333

1.111111111111111111111111

0.370370370370370370370370

0.123456790123456790123456

Seriously, you have found an interesting set of digits. I do not beleive there is any special reasoning behind them.

It is interesting to note that whenever you divide two intergers you will get an answer in which the digits will eventually repeat themselves.

in this case, <<9>> is a divisor of <<Phi( 81 ) = 81 - 27 = 54>>

<<1 / 7 = 0,142857142857142857142857

<<1 / 7 = 0,142857142857142857142857

IIRC:

What's even more interesting, TWO sevenths is: .285714285714....., FOUR sevents is .57142857....

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