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Determine convergents for square root

All square roots can be represented as a continued fraction. The fraction can be calculated to $n$ terms (e.g. $\sqrt{2}$ is $[1; 2, 2, 2, 2...]$) So the continued fraction for $\sqrt{2}$ to $3$ ...
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Can we define sum and product of two irrational numbers using Cauchy sequences of their simple continued fraction convergents?

There is a lot of questions about sum and product of irrationals here, so I hope you'll bear with me. Simple continued fraction is a very convenient way to represent any number since every real ...
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While resolving a continued fraction by simplifying it into a quadratic equation, does the extraneous root have any significance?

Suppose we want to find the value of the the following expression, with infinite terms: $$ y = {1\over 1+ {1\over 1+ {1\over 1+ {1\over \ddots}}}} $$ To solve this, we follow the following procedure, ...
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conjectured new generating function of fibonacci numbers

I conjecture a new generating function for the fibonacci numbers $F_{n}$. Given,the following conjectured q-continued fraction ...
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What kinds of functions can be expanded into a form of an infinite continued fraction?

In this 1943 paper by Hudson on the theory of elastic waves in beams the author offers an interesting way to calculate a function defined as $$ \theta_n (z)=\frac{z J'_n (z)}{J_n (z)} $$ with $z$ ...
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Coloring rational numbers

Here is my problem. Fix a color for the number $1$, for example yellow. Choose another color, for example green. Now, for a positive rational denoted $x$, there are two rules : $x$ and $1/x$ have ...
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conjectured identity of the product of two theta functions

Looking into the discussion in this post,I was naturally led to consider the following general identity Given the two jacobi theta functions,$$\theta_2(q)=\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty q^{(n+1/2)^2}$$ and ...
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a certain simple continued fraction

Given the golden ratio: $$\phi=\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$$ and the following simple continued fraction: $$G(q,k)=\cfrac{1}{1-q+\cfrac{1}{1-{q^3}^k+\cfrac{1}{1-{q^5}^k+\cfrac{1}{1-{q^7}^k+\ddots}}}}$$ For ...
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Two irrational numbers are congruent iff the tails of their infinite continued fractions eventually coincide

We say that a real number $\alpha$ is $congruent$ to real number $\beta$ if there exist integers a, b, c and d with ad-bc=+1 or -1 and such that $$\alpha=\frac{a\beta +b}{c\beta+d}$$ I need to prove ...
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Why is this continued fraction expansion what it is?

We have to find the continued fraction expansion of the roots of $1553 t^2 + 6014 t + 5820 = 0$, that is, $(\sqrt{14356} - 6014) / 3106$ Simplifying, $(\sqrt{3589}- 3007) / 1553$ The continued ...
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are these two continued fractions equivalent?

I would like to pose the following conjecture.Given $$\phi(q) =\cfrac{1}{1-q+\cfrac{q(1-q)^2}{1-q^3+\cfrac{q^3(1-q^2)^2}{1-q^5+\cfrac{q^5(1-q^3)^2}{1-q^7+\ddots}}}}$$ and ...
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a conjectured new generating function of narayana's sequence

In the 14th century ,an Indian mathematician T.V Narayana came up with a sequence now named after him.The sequence satisfies the recurrence $$a_{n}=a_{n-1}+a_{n-3}$$ Starting with $a_{0}=a_{1}=1$, ...
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Bi-linear relation between two continued fractions

We know that any positive real number $x$ can be represented as a simple continued fraction $$x = a_{0} + \dfrac{1}{a_{1} + \dfrac{1}{a_{2} + \dfrac{1}{a_{3} + \cdots}}} = [a_{0}, a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3}, ...
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Find the value of this infinite term

goes on till infinity. I get two solutions by rewriting the term in the form of the equation $x = 3-(2/x)$, which are $1$ and $2$. But in my opinion this term should have only one possible value. ...
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Riemann Zeta continued fraction approximants

In the paper Continued-Fraction Expansions for the Riemann Zeta Function and Polylogarithms by Djurdje Cvijovic and Jacek Klinowski, there is a claim that I cannot reproduce. In the abstract they ...
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When $x=2$ in the infinitely continued fraction $x+\frac{1}{x^2+\frac{1}{x^3+\frac{1}{x^4+…}}}$, what algebraic value does it converge to?

Say you have the infinitely continued fraction: $$x+\frac{1}{x^2+\frac{1}{x^3+\frac{1}{x^4+...}}}$$ When $x=1$, you can see that it's $$1+\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{1+...}}}$$ which converges ...
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Why am I getting two answers for 8th root of continued fraction

Find value of $x$: $x=\sqrt[8]{2207-\frac{1}{2207-\frac{1}{2207-....and\,so\, on}}}$ On solving ,we have $x^8=2207-\frac{1}{x^8}$ $x^8+\frac{1}{x^8}=2207$ $x^4+\frac{1}{x^4}=47$ ...
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Continued Fraction Counting Problem

The house of my friend is in a long street, numbered on this side one, two, three, and so on. All the numbers on one side of him added up exactly the same as all the numbers on the other side of him. ...
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Is there an advantage in using continued fractions for Catalan or Fibonacci-Lucas primality tests?

I am studying the basic theory about continued fractions and also reviewed here at MSE former questions to learn more. While reviewing the questions and answers, I found references to the Fibonacci ...
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a q-continued fraction related to the octahedral group

Let $q=e^{2\pi i\tau}$. If $u(\tau)$ is Ramanujan's octic continued fraction, $$u(\tau)=\cfrac{\sqrt{2}\,q^{1/8}}{1+\cfrac{q}{1+q+\cfrac{q^2}{1+q^2+\cfrac{q^3}{1+q^3+\ddots}}}}$$ is it true that ...
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Continued fraction estimation of error in Leibniz series for $\pi$.

The following arctan formula for $\pi$ is quite well known $$\frac{\pi}{4} = 1 - \frac{1}{3} + \frac{1}{5} - \frac{1}{7} + \cdots\tag{1}$$ and bears the name of Madhava-Gregory-Leibniz series after ...
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Continued fraction for $\int_{0}^{\infty}(e^{-xt}/\cosh t)\,dt$

In one of the comments to a question I posted on MSE, I got this wonderful continued fraction $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{e^{-xt}}{\cosh t}\,dt = \frac{1}{x +}\frac{1^{2}}{x +}\frac{2^{2}}{x ...
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Are the unit partial quotients of $\pi, \log(2), \zeta(3) $ and other constants $all$ governed by $H=0.415\dots$?

Khinchin showed that given the simple continued fraction of a real number, $$r = a_0+\cfrac{1}{a_1+\cfrac{1}{a_2+\cfrac{1} {\ddots}}}$$ then it is almost always true that the partial quotients $a_i$ ...
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What is the geometric average of 2, 1, 2, 1, 1, 4, 1, 1, 6, 1, 1, 8, 1, 1, 10…?

It is known that the Khinchin constant is not the geometric mean of the first $n$ coeffecients, as $n$ approaches infinity, of the continued fraction of e, which is $$[2; 1, 2, 1, 1, 4, 1,1, 6, 1, 1, ...
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Visualisation of the reciprocal of an continued fraction?

If: $$a=\cfrac{l}{m+\cfrac{n}{o+\cfrac{p}{q+\cdots}}}$$ Then could you help me visualize $1/a$? I really don't understand it. Thank you so much!
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A new $q$-continued fraction of order $12$

I think I may have discovered a $q$-continued fraction of order $12$ with a form different from that established by Mahadeva Naika. Let $q=e^{2i \pi \tau}=\exp(2i \pi \tau)$, then, $$\begin{aligned} ...
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Continued fraction manipulation

I have the following continued fraction $$ \frac{1}{a_1x+}\;\;\frac{1}{b_1+}\;\;\frac{1}{a_2x+}\;\;\frac{1}{b_2} $$ The paper I am reading then converts this to the following continued z-fraction ...
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A real number is rational $\iff$ its continued fraction expansion is finite.

I know that if this expansion is finite, then I can go to the lowest denominator in the whole fraction and turn it into a fraction and keep doing so until I get a fraction which means the number is ...
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How can I approximate a decimal with two fractions where denominator is less or equal to $d$

I was looking for a way to approximate a decimal number with a fraction, whose denominator is less or equal to $d$. Basically, having a decimal $X$, I want to find two fractions such that ...
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Deriving a trivial continued fraction for the exponential

Lately, I learned about the following continued fraction for the exponential function: $$\exp(x)=1+\cfrac{x}{1-\cfrac{x/2}{1+x/2-\cfrac{x/3}{1+x/3-\cfrac{x/4}{1+x/4-\dots}}}}$$ I thought it was ...
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Continued fraction for $\frac{1}{e-2}$

A couple of years ago I found the following continued fraction for $\frac1{e-2}$: $$\frac{1}{e-2} = 1+\cfrac1{2 + \cfrac2{3 + \cfrac3{4 + \cfrac4{5 + \cfrac5{6 + \cfrac6{7 + \cfrac7{\cdots}}}}}}}$$ ...
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continued fractions-decreasing series

I am dealing with this problem. Let $\theta=[a_0,...]$ be irrational number. Prove that the following series are strictly decreasing: \begin{eqnarray} \left| \theta-\frac{p_n}{q_n} \right|\\ \left| ...
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How do I prove the partial denominators formula of the Bauer-Muir transformation of a generalized continued fraction?

Notation: $b_{0}+\underset{n=1}{\overset{\infty }{\mathbb{K}}}\left( a_{n}/b_{n}\right) $ is the Gauss Notation for generalized continued fractions. Description of the Bauer-Muir transformation ...
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For which prime numbers $p$ there exist $x,y\in \Bbb{Z}$ such that $p=x^2+2y^2$? [duplicate]

For which prime numbers $p$ there exists $x,y\in \Bbb{Z}$ such that $p=x^2+2y^2$? I guess I am to use continued fraction, but I am not sure how. I know how to find solutions for defined numbers but I ...
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Computing periodic continued fractions.

Compute $[1,2,3,\overline{1,4}]$ where $\overline{1,4}$ is the periodic part. I looked into explanations about that, but haven't come by an actual algorithm of computing such a thing. I know it is ...
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Find the derivative of $f$ if it exists, else, prove it doesn't exist

Let $f: \mathbb R^+ \to \mathbb R $ $$f=\mathop{\vcenter{\LARGE\mathrm K}}\limits_{j=1}^{+\infty}\frac{x}{x^j}=\cfrac{x}{x^1+\cfrac{x}{x^2+\cfrac{x}{x^3+\ddots}}}$$ I saw this problem in a math ...
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Even Fibonacci Numbers and $\sqrt{5}$

My question is simple, but a mystery to me. Skip to the last paragraph if you're not interested in the story of my exploration. EDIT: I seem to have misinterpreted a key detail regarding how the ...
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Multiply all terms in continued fraction by a constant

I noticed that continued the fraction for $\sqrt{12}$ is $3;2,6,2,6,2,\ldots$ and the continued fraction for $\sqrt{7\times12}$ is $9;6,18,6,18,6,\ldots$ all the terms in the continued fraction are ...
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The radius of image of a circle under mobius transformation

A Mobius transformation of the plane takes $z \mapsto \frac{az+b}{cz+d}$. These are known to take circles to circles, but given an explicit circle, how do we compute the radius. Let's parameterize ...
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Continued fraction for $\tan(nx)$

I found this beautiful continued fraction expansion of $\tan(nx)$, $n$ being a positive integer, online but I don't remember the source now: $\displaystyle \tan(nx) = \cfrac{n\tan x}{1 -\cfrac{(n^{2} ...
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Finding two solutions to $x^2 - 6y^2 = 1$ using continued fractions [closed]

Can anyone show me how to find the solutions to $x^2-6y^2=1$ by using continued fractions? I know how to find the fractions for $\sqrt6$ but do not know how to proceed. THANK YOU!!!
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“Bizarre” continued fraction of Ramanujan! But where's the proof?

$$\frac{e^\pi-1}{e^\pi+1}=\cfrac\pi{2+\cfrac{\pi^2}{6+\cfrac{\pi^2}{10+\cfrac{\pi^2}{14+...}}}}$$ "Bizarre" continued fraction of Ramanujan! But where's the proof? i have no training in continued ...
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Integral formulas involving continued fractions

Ramanujan posed the following formulas as questions in the Journal of Indian Mathematical Society: $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\dfrac{\sin nx\,\,dx}{{\displaystyle x + \dfrac{1}{x +}\dfrac{2}{x +}\dfrac{3}{x ...
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Farey Sequence implemenatation

I'm trying to use the Farey sequence to get the next lowest reduced fraction in a list. For example, for $n = 8$, we have $\dots, \frac13, \frac38, \frac25, \frac37, \frac12, \dots$ So let's take ...
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Continued Fraction Expansions Confusion

Let $\theta$ be an irrational number with continued fraction expansion $[a_0; a_1, a_2, \cdots]$. Suppose $P_n/Q_n = [a_0; a_1, \cdots , a_n]$ is the $n^{th}$ convergent. Then how do I show that ...
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Minimal $ab$ for Rational Number $a/b$ in an Interval

Given rational numbers $L$ and $U$, $0<L<U<1$, find rational number $M=a/b$ such that $L \le M<U$ and $(a\times b)$ is as small as possible---$a$ and $b$ are integers. For example, If ...
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Theorem 1 in Khinchin's “Continued Fractions”

I'm reading an English translation of Khinchin's Continued Fractions and I may have found an error in Theorem 1, page 4. Khinchin observes that if we simplify a finite continued fraction $[a_0; a_1, ...
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What are the applications of continued fractions?

What is the most motivating way to introduce continued fractions? Are there any real life applications of continued fractions?