Tricky Quotient Question

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i am being asked to express 1.262626... as a quotient of two whole numbers. would the answer to this be a simple 1.262626.../1000000?
I know im doing something wrong, but im not sure what.
 

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Galileo
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1.262626... is not a whole number.

Are you familiar with the geometric series?
[tex]\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}x^n=\frac{1}{1-x}[/tex]

Can you write 1.262626... as a geometric series?
 
  • #3
honestrosewater
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Galileo said:
1.262626... is not a whole number.

Are you familiar with the geometric series?
[tex]\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}x^n=\frac{1}{1-x}[/tex]

Can you write 1.262626... as a geometric series?
I just have to say that is so cool. Eh, you would learn that in calculus, right?
 

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