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An arithmetic sequence whose members do not contain the digit ‘9’

There is a non-constant arithmetic progression made of natural numbers only; none of them contains the digit $9$. Prove that such an arithmetic progression has no more than $72$ terms.
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Numbers whose digits sum to 7

Let $S$ be the sequence of all positive integers whose decimal digits add to exactly 7, in increasing order: $$S = \langle7, 16, 25, \ldots, 70, 106, 115, 124, \ldots 160, 205, \ldots, 10230010, ...
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If 0.99…=1 What about 0.89…=0.9?

I notice the general pattern is that ?.??999... equals to 0.??1 more than the repeating 9 part. Is it true?
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Is 1 divided by 3 equal to 0.333…?

I have been taught that $\frac{1}{3}$ is 0.333.... However, I believe that this is not true, as 1/3 cannot actually be represented in base ten; even if you had ...
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Is there a sequence of primes whose decimal representations are initial segments of each other?

I.e., is there a sequence of primes whose decimal expansions have the following form: $$a_1,\ a_1a_2,\ a_1a_2a_3,\ a_1a_2a_3a_4, \dots$$ What about with the order of the digits reversed, so each ...
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Find $N$, in the decimal expansion of the large number $N=4^{4^{4^4}}$

Find $N$, in the decimal expansion of the large number $$N=4^{4^{4^4}}$$ Following on from the question I posted yesterday about finding the number of digits ( Find the number of digits, $D$, in ...
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Result of the product $0.9 \times 0.99 \times 0.999 \times …$

My question has two parts: How can I nicely define the infinite sequence $0.9,\ 0.99,\ 0.999,\ \dots$? One option would be the recursive definition below; is there a nicer way to do this? Maybe put ...
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Do the digits of $\pi$ contain every possible finite-length digit sequence? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prove there are no hidden messages in Pi This is not a practical problem. I am asking out of curiosity. Any links/references are most welcome. Say, we write the digits ...