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Do asymptotes disprove 0.9 repeating equal 1?

I am in 9th grade and taking geometry. Several of my friends taking pre-calc say that 0.9999... does not equal 1, but is just an asymptote. I have not taken that subject yet and they don't give any ...
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Is there any known application for normal numbers?

Background: I am writing a master thesis on the complexity of the expansions of algebraic numbers in some complex basis $\beta$ with $|\beta| > 1$. This is a very small step towards proving the ...
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Multiple of power of 5 with only the digits 2,5,6

after helping a friend solve a homework, I asked myself the following question: $H\subseteq\{1,2,\ldots,9\}$, $T(H)=\{n\in\mathbb{N}:$ all the digits in the decimal representation in $n$ belong to ...
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Given $2^n$, what is the largest power of $2$ that will divide any random concatenation of base $10$ digits of powers of $2$ ending with $2^n$?

My first thought was that it would be $2^n$ itself, for example, if you concatenate $4$ and $2$ to get $42$, that's divisible by $2$ but not by $4$. But whit $2^9 = 512$, you can concatenate $16$ and ...
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Simple question: Writting numers into decimal

I want to know if there are numbers in the interval $[\frac{28}{100},\frac{29}{100}]$ Which got a $7$ in their decimal expansion. I would say "yes", because we can write $0.28=0.2799999999...$ But ...
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Real numbers and rationals - Decimal Expansion

How would one endeavor to show that A real number is rational if and only if its decimal expression ends in recurring digits?
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Numbers having in decimal representation no common digits with all their proper divisors

Let us call a positive integer having in decimal representation no common digits with all its proper divisors "a good number". $54$ is a good number : $1,2,3,6,18,27$ $48$ is not a good number : ...
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How can the decimal expansion of this rational number not be periodic?

I just noticed that dividing $1 \div 998$ gives me the apparently non-periodic $$0.001002004008016032064\ldots ,$$ which is $$10^{-3} + 2\times 10^{-6} + 4\times10^{-9} + 8\times 10^{-12} + \cdots = ...
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Prove that powers of any fixed prime $p$ contain arbitrarily many consecutive equal digits.

Prove that powers of any fixed prime $p$ contain arbitrarily many consecutive equal digits. It is an intuitive re-statement of Baltic Way 2012 (I think there are shortlists in Baltic Way every ...
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square of digits - why does it always contain 1 or 89 [closed]

I attempted project euler problem 92, while I passed it, my solution works, but had just...awful performance. So I would like to try again tomorrow. In the meantime understanding why the iteration ...
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Determine decimal places in the expansion in the expansion

I need to know how to determine how many places in the decimal of 1/800. No need to answer my exact question but how I can go about it, please. However, the exact question is below. "Note that the ...
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Are there longer runs of squares that look like different squares across consecutive bases?

I was trying to solve a different problem of representation across multiple bases, looking at this page http://primefan.tripod.com/BaseReps.html when I noticed this: $$11000100, 21021, 3010, 1241, ...
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Find whether a given rational number has a terminating decimal expansion

Without actual division find whether the rational number $\dfrac{1323}{264600}$ is terminating or non terminating. I know that to solve this, we have to convert the denominator into the formula ...
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Irrational Numbers : Show that $0.1248163264…$ is irrational

I was working through some basic Number Theory Problems in Rosen and came across the following problem : Show that the real number $0.1248163264...$ represented in ...
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Determining if a rational number has a terminating decimal expansion (proof)

Theorem: $x=\frac pq$ is any given rational number, $n$ and $m$ are any whole numbers (including zero) which you can choose. a) If $q=2^n5^m$ is possible, $x$ has a terminating decimal expansion. ...
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Finding all the zeroes in $100!$

Is there a way to find all the $0$s in $100!$? (Including zeroes that come between two non-zero numbers) I know that to find the $0$s at the end we can use the greatest integer method. I was just ...
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A 10-digit number whose $n$th digit gives the number of $(n-1)$s in it

There is a ten-digit number $X$ such that its first (left-most) digit is equal to the number of $0$s in $X$, the second digit gives the number of $1$s in $X$, and so on. The last (right-most) digit ...
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Do numbers higher than the base number have any meaning?

For instance, in base 5, does this have any meaning 6 + 7 + 8 = ? or in base 2 2 + 3 + 4 = ?`
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What are the bases $\beta$ such that a number with non-periodic expansion can be approximated with infinitely many numbers with periodic expansion?

Warning: This problem requires a bit of setting. Fix a finite set $A \subset \Bbb{Z}$ and consider an infinite non (ultimately) periodic sequence $\mathbf{a}=(a_i)_{i \geq 1}$ of elements of $A$ such ...
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Monograph about periodic representations of numbers in non-integer bases

I'm looking for a monograph (book, article, lecture notes, whatever) about the representation of numbers (real or complex) in non-integer bases. I am especially interested in results about algebraic ...
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Can a number have both a periodic an a non-periodic representation in a non-integer base?

Fix an algebraic number $\beta$ and consider a complex number $\alpha$ which admits multiple representations in base $\beta$. If one representation of $\alpha$ is ultimately periodic, must every other ...
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How to get the amount of digits after the decimal point

How can I easily find the amount of digits after the decimal point? For example: ...
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Does π start with two identical decimal sequences?

Let d$(x,y)$ be the sequence of decimals of π from the x:th one to the y:th one. My question: is there a number $n$ such that d$(1,n)$ = d$(n+1, 2n)$? I.e., does π start with two identical decimal ...
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Repeating Decimal in different base

I've come across the following question. Find $0.\overline{204}_6$ as a base ten fraction. I understand that is the question asked the repeating decimal in base $10$, I would then say that: $$x ...
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Question about repeating decimal?

For simple fraction, we can easily convert it to repeating decimal by calculator. Ex 1/3 = 0.33333..., 1/7=0.(142857),... But some fraction fraction like 10/29, 1/97,... The repeating part of them are ...
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Is there a $k$ such that $2^n$ has $6$ as one of its digits for all $n\ge k$?

It is true that every power of $2$ of the form $2^{6+10x}$, $x\in\mathbb{N}$, has $6$ as one of its digits. Something more is true, the last two digits are either $64$ or $36$. The OP suggests that ...
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nonzero digits in decimal representation of $\sqrt{2}$

let $1,d_1d_2d_3\dots$ be a decimal representation of $\sqrt{2}$. Prove that at least one $d_i$ with $10^{1999}<i<10^{2000}$ is nonzero. I have no idea how to solve it. I think that the given ...
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Find the fraction that creates a repeating decimal that repeats certain digits

Is there any way to find the fraction $x/y$ that, when converted to a decimal, repeats a series of digits $z$? For example: ${x}/{y} = z.zzzzzzzz...$ or with actual numbers, $x/y = 234.234234234...$ ...
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Proof that $2^{0.5}$ will not touch the $1.5$ mark on the number line when we try to mark it exactly?

I know this would be kind of silly, but then this has been troubling me for the past few days. All of us know $2^{\frac{1}{2}}$ is irrational. Let us try to mark this on the number line "exactly", as ...
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Why 6? Is this meant to be intuitive?

What is this question asking? Do you just simply count to number of 1's and 0's and then choose that integer, 6? $$y=10^k+10^{k+1}+10^{k+2}$$ In the equation above, $k$ is an integer. For ...
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Formal notation for representing decimal numbers

What is the formal mathematical notation for representing a decimal number using variables as it's digits? I am honestly surprised that this has not been asked yet on MSE. Let me clarify a ...
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What is the biggest fivedigit $abcde$ number, thats divisible by $bcde$, $cde$, $de$ and $e$?

What is the biggest fivedigit $abcde$ number, thats divisible by $bcde$, $cde$, $de$ and $e$? I was trying to find it but I couldnt. Can you help me with a step by step answer?
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Determine whether the decimal expansion of a rational number is infinite

This may be a naive question but I would like to know whether we can determine if a fraction (say $1/3$) will produce a rational number with an infinite number of digits after the decimal when ...
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Convert decimal to Binary Floating Point - 8 Bit [closed]

I am trying to convert +3.5 to binary floating point, but im struggling to find the exponent. (8 Bit) Where 1st bit is the Sign, 3 bits for Exponent and 4 bits for Mantissa. Hope somebody can explain ...
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How to check quickly $\frac{2}{3}=.101010… $ holds?

Every $x \in [0, 1]$ can be expressed in the form $\dfrac{a_1}{2}+\dfrac{a_2}{2^2}+\dots + \dfrac{a_m}{2^m}+\dots$ , where each $a_i$ equals either $0$ or $1$. For such $x$, we have the binary ...
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Light bulb decimal question

The average lifetime for 12 bulbs is 187.5 hours.another light bulb gave a lifetime of 203 hours .what would the mean lifetime be if this resuot was included? Answer to 1 decimal place
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Number theory puzzle

If $(ABCD)÷(DCBA)=9$ where $A,B,C$ and $D$ are distinct and all them belong to ${0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9}$ but $A$ and $D $are not equal to zero then find $A,B ,C$ and $D$. I tried with the decimal ...
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Are there any bases which represent all rationals in a finite number of digits?

In base 10, 1/3 cannot be represented in a finite number of digits. Examples exist in many other bases (notably base 2, as it's relevant to computing). I'm wondering: does there exist any base in ...
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The name for numbers with a certain digit sum.

What is the term for a number that has a certain digit sum? For instance 12 is the "digit sum" of 84, 138, 525 and so on. But what kind of number is 84, 138 and 525 to the number 12? Is there a term ...
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How does (r-1) complement for subtraction work?

My instructor gave an algorithm for doing subtraction with (r-1)'s complement. For subtracting M - N, it goes like the following. 1) Find the (r-1)'s complement of N by using formula r^n - r^m - N. n ...
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Diminished radix complement of a fractionated number?

If I have 5623.34 in base 10, how would I find the diminished radix complement of this number. I know for a non-fractionated number, all you have to do is use the formula ...
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What is the *middle* digit of $3^{100000}$?

The decimal representation of $3^{100000}$ has $47713$ digits. What is the $23857^{th}$ digit - i.e. the one in the $10^{23856}$'s place? There are lots of questions on this site asking for the ...
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Converting from twos complement to decimal?

I am currently reading a textbook and I can't seem to understand what the examples in the book did. I do believe it is an error with the book, but if not can someone explain? How come there is no ...
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Why must the decimal representation of a rational number in any base always either terminate or repeat?

Wikipedia makes the following statement about rational numbers. The decimal expansion of a rational number always either terminates after a finite number of digits or begins to repeat the same ...
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Length of the non-periodic portion of the decimal expansion of $\frac 1n$

The following question was asked in the Indian National Mathematics Olympiad (INMO) 2015. For any natural number $n>1$,write the infinite decimal expansion of $\frac 1n$. Determine the length ...
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How many numbers end with $0,2,9$?

The question is very simple: How many positive integers from $900$ and down end with $0,2$ and $9$? I think it is either $270$ numbers or $271$ numbers, but I am not sure which one.
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Cantor Set and Base 3 Decimal Expansions

I'm trying to show that every point in the Cantor Set (obtained by "middle-thirds" removal, starting with $[0,1]$) has a base 3 decimal expansion consisting of only zeros and twos. I think the proof ...
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Constructing A Space Filling Curve that fills the Unit Square

I'm reading Neal Carothers' Real Analysis, and he constructs a curve defined over $[0,1]$ that fills the unit square as follows: Let $f$ be a real-valued function over $[0,1]$ such that $f$ is $0$ ...
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Converting decimal dates to calendar dates?

I have the decimal number 2005.067 which represents the date January 25, 2005. The math equation below shows how the decimal number is created 2005 + (25 - 0.5)/365. I want to be able to grab 2005.067 ...
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How many numbers are in a numbering system with the basis 15 and 4 digits, where the digit sum equals 15

First of all, my question is very similiar to this one: How many numbers between $100$ and $900$ have sum of their digits equal to $15$? but i didn't quite understand how to adapt it to my problem, so ...