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Continued fractions

  1. Nov 29, 2013 #1
    What is the most motivating way to introduce continued fractions? Are there any real life applications of continued fractions?
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  3. Nov 29, 2013 #2


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    Explaining why 355/113 is such a good approximation of pi.
  4. Nov 29, 2013 #3


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    One of the simplest continued fractions, [1;1,1,1,...], yields the golden ratio, which is a fairly beautiful result.
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