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$\lfloor x\rfloor \cdot \lfloor x^2\rfloor = \lfloor x^3\rfloor$ means that $x$ is close to an integer

Suppose $x>30$ is a number satisfying $\lfloor x\rfloor \cdot \lfloor x^2\rfloor = \lfloor x^3\rfloor$. Prove that $\{x\}<\frac{1}{2700}$, where $\{x\}$ is the fractional part of $x$. My ...
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Prove that $4m + 1$ is a perfect square if $\{ \sqrt {n + \sqrt n}\} = \{\sqrt m\}$

Let $n,m \in \mathbb{N}-\{0\}$ so that $\{ \sqrt {n + \sqrt n}\} = \{\sqrt m\} \tag1$ Prove that $4m + 1$ is a perfect square. ($\{x\}$ is the fractional part of $x$) No idea how to start. ...
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How do I the fractional approximation of a fraction?

I am studying a Computer Organization course, but in the slides it is mentioned that I have to convert fraction numbers to IEEE floating point representation. To do that first, I have to convert the ...
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Can BCD-formatted numbers have fractional parts?

Can BCD-formatted numbers contain fractional parts in them? For instance, is there some way to represent a number like: 123.45 In BCD format?
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Limit of a summation involving fractional parts

Working with some problems on the floor function, I noticed that the sum $$\frac {1}{n}\sum_{{\sqrt{n}}\leq x\leq n}\left\{\sqrt {x^2-n}\right\} $$ where $n$ and $x$ are integers, $\left\{f(x)\right\...
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Value of $z$ in the given system of equations

If $$\{x\}+y+\lfloor{z}\rfloor=3.1$$ $$x+\lfloor{y}\rfloor+\{z\}=2.4$$ $$\lfloor{x}\rfloor+\{y\}+z=1.3$$ then find the value of $z$. My attempt: I converted fractional part of every equation to ...
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Integral of Fractional Part $\int_{0}^{1} \{ \frac{1}{x} \}dx$

Does the integral exist? $\displaystyle\int_{0}^{1}\{\frac{1}{x}\}dx,\quad$ where {x} is the fractional part. I have broken it into $$\displaystyle\int_{0}^{1}\frac{1}{x}-\lfloor \frac{1}{x} \rfloor ...
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Calculate a limit $\lim_{n\to \infty} \frac{1}{n} \sum_{k=1}^n \Big\{\frac{k}{\sqrt{3}}\Big\} $

The problem is to calculate a limit $$ \lim_{n\to \infty} \frac{1}{n} \sum_{k=1}^n \Big\{\frac{k}{\sqrt{3}}\Big\} $$ where {$\cdot$} is a fractional part. I believe that this limit is equal to $\...
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The equation $\{x^2\} + \{x\}=1$ has no solution over positive rationals

Prove there is no positive rational $x$ so that $$\{x^2\} + \{x\}=1 \tag1 $$ Let $x=\frac p q$ and $p=qc+r, p, q, c, r \in \mathbb{N}, 0 \le r \lt q$ From (1) $\{ 2c \frac r q + (\frac r q)^2\} +...
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The graph of the function $f(x)= \left\{ \frac{1}{2 x} \right\}- \frac{1}{2}\left\{ \frac{1}{x} \right\} $ for $0<x<1$

Let for reals $$\{x\}=\text{Frac}(x)$$ the fractional part function, take for example the more common definition, the first (there is a different definition as you see in this MathWorld's Page, ...
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Interval for the solutions of $\{x+1\}<x^2-2x$ where $\{x\}$ is the fractional part of $x$.

Find the interval(s) which contain solutions of $$\{x+1\}<x^2-2x$$ where $\{x\}$ is the fractional part of $x$. I was told that one way of solving this would be graphically. However I generally ...
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Proving the fractional equation: $\{2^{n-1}\sqrt{3}\}=0.b_nb_{n+1}\ldots_{(2)}$

Prove that $$\{2^{n-1}\sqrt{3}\}=0.b_nb_{n+1}\ldots_{(2)}$$ where $\sqrt 3 = 1.b_1b_2b_3 \dots _{(2)}$. (Note: $\{x\} = x - \lfloor x \rfloor$ denotes the fractional part of $x$.) I am not sure ...
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WolframAlpha function that returns the 'decimal' part of a number [closed]

Is there a function or command in Wolfram Alpha for getting only the decimal part of a number? Something like this: DecimalPart(3.4231) = 0.4231 I will be using ...
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A curious property of $\operatorname{frac}(e\cdot k)$

Let $\alpha > 0$ be a real number and let us consider the set $S(\alpha)$ of those natural numbers $n$ such that the fractional part of $\alpha \cdot n$ "begins" with the representation of $n$ (in ...
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Evaluate $\int_0^1\int_0^1 \left\{ \frac{e^x}{e^y} \right\}dxdy$

I want compute this integral $$\int_0^1\int_0^1 \left\{ \frac{e^x}{e^y} \right\}dxdy, $$ where $ \left\{ x \right\} $ is the fractional part function. Following PROBLEMA 171, Prueba de a), last ...
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If $x$, $\{x\}$, $\lfloor x\rfloor$ are in G.P, find $x$.

If $x$, $\{x\}$, $\lfloor x\rfloor$ are in Geometric Progression, find $x$; $x \neq 0$. Here, $\{x\}=x-\lfloor x\rfloor$ Some properties are pretty evident: $$0\leq \{x\} < 1 \tag{1}$$ $$\...
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If $l>10$ and $\{a\}>\frac{1}{l}$ then there exists $k \in \{1,\dots, l\}$ such that $\{ka\} \in [1/10,2/10]$

It is probably a simple question, but I wasn't able to solve it. Let $n=10$ and $l>n$ an integer. Let $a>0$ a real number such that $\{a\}>\frac{1}{l}$ (where $\{ \cdot \}$ denotes the ...
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Simplifiying (or getting the exponent thing outside) the expression $\{({\rm complicated\, stuff})^{1/n}\}$ [closed]

So i have like a very complicated expression involving many variables, and i want to simplify it, the only problem comes from the fact that this complicated expression is itself inside a fractional ...
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Prove that limit of the fractional part of $\sqrt{n^2+n}$ is $\frac{1}{2}$ [duplicate]

Prove that $$\operatorname{frac}(\sqrt{n^2 + n}) \to \frac{1}{2}$$ ($n \in \mathbb{N}$, $\operatorname{frac}$ is fractional part of number) I think I should use just definition of limit and find $N$ ...
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Summation of fractional parts $\frac{m}{n}$, where $2 \leq n < m$ (amateur)

I am looking for the result of the sum of the fractional part of the following number: $$f(m):=\sum_{n=2}^{m-1}Frac\left(\frac{m}{n}\right)$$ After some research I have found $2$ possible solutions:...
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fractional chromatic number

A fractional chromatic number of a graph $G=(V,E)$, is $min~\sum_{I}y_{I}$, and for every vertex $v\in V$ we have $\sum_{\{I:v \in I\}}y_{I} \ge1$(the condition). I'm just a little confused on ...
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Find $\lim_{x\to 0^{\pm}}f(x)=\frac{\arcsin(1-\left\{x\right\})\times\arccos(1-\left\{x\right\})}{\sqrt{2\left\{x\right\}}\times(1-\left\{x\right\})}$

If $f(x)=\frac{\arcsin(1-\left\{x\right\})\times\arccos(1-\left\{x\right\})}{\sqrt{2\left\{x\right\}}\times(1-\left\{x\right\})}$ Find $\lim_{x\to 0^+}f(x)$ and $\lim_{x\to 0^-}f(x)$ where $\left\{x\...
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What is a field with bounded whole and unbounded fractional part called?

Given numbers of the form: $W + \frac n d$ where $d \gt n \ge 0, W \ge 0$, and all are integers, when defining addition and multiplication on these numbers, I want $W$ to be bound by a positive ...
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Solve system with complex fractional equations

I need to maximize a function with equality constraint, so I made the Lagrangian function and I found the partial derivatives, which are these: $$ \frac{|h_1|^2}{\sigma^2(\frac{x b}{\sigma^2+wd}+\...
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What is the closest fraction (that isn't something like 31415…/1000…) that gets you pretty close to pi?

I'm just wondering what is the closest fraction (question for math nerds and geniuses) that isn't like pi/length-of-pi that gets you relatively close (like accurate to the 20th place) to pi? For ...
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What is $\operatorname{frac(x)}$ or $\{x\}$?

I understand this is an opinion kind of a question...but still: Well I know that $\operatorname{frac(x)}$ or $\{x\}$ stands for the fractional part of $x$ but how is it exactly defined? Quoting ...
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$\sin x$ as a sum involving fractional parts

Does there exist a formula giving a sense to the formal equation $$ \sin x=-\pi\sum_{n=1}^{+\infty}\frac{\mu(n)}{n}\left\{\frac{nx}{2\pi}\right\}, $$ where $\mu$ is the Möbius function, $\{\cdot\}$ ...
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What is $x$ if $\{x\}+\{\frac{1}{x} \}=1$ ? ({} - fractional part)?

What is $x$ if $$\large\{x\}+\left\{\dfrac{1}{x}\right\}=1$$($\{\}$ - fractional part)? I need a direction, or a proof, please answer descriptively. Thank you very much.
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$\mathcal{I}=\int\limits_0^0 \{x\}^{\lfloor x\rfloor}\,\mathrm dx=0\textrm{ or undefined ?}$

Consider the following integral: $$\mathcal{I}=\int\limits_0^0 \{x\}^{\lfloor x\rfloor}\,\mathrm dx$$ Now, my concern is that at $x=0$, the value of the integrand is $0^0$ which is undefined. It's ...
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Solving $7[x]+23\{x\}=191$

For every real number $x$, $[x]$ denotes the largest integer less than or equal to $x$ and $\{x\}=x-[x]$. The number of real solutions of $$7[x]+23\{x\}=191$$ is (a) 0 $\quad$ (b) 1 ...
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Calculate fractional part of square root without taking square root

Let's say I have a number $x>0$ and I need to calculate the fractional part of its square root: $$f(x) = \sqrt x-\lfloor\sqrt x\rfloor$$ If I have $\lfloor\sqrt x\rfloor$ available, is there a ...
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How find the fractional part of $5^{200}$ divided by $8$?

Finding the fractional part of $\frac{5^{200}}{8}$. I've had this problem given to me (we're learning the Binomial Theorem and all.) So obviously I thought I'd apply the binomial theorem to it, ...
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Irrational number multiplied by its fractional part becomes rational (SOLVED)

Here's a Korean middle school midterm problem I've been struggling for quite some time now. "$X$ is an irrational number such that $X>0$, and $Y$ is fractional part of $X$. If $$X^2+Y^2=27$$, find ...
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Addition of Fractional Part Function

my question is simple. For some reason I can't seem to deduce whether the statement: {x} + {y} = {x+y} Is true, where $x,y \in \mathbb{Q} $ and {x} denotes the fractional part of x. This really is ...
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solving the partial diffential ODE $ y^{s} (x)=y(x) $

how could i solve the differential equation with frational derivatives $$ \frac{d^{s}}{dx^{s}}y(x) =y(x)$$ here 's' is a real number my idea is to make the ansatz with the series $ y(x)= \sum_{n=0}^...
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prove the inequality with fractional parts

$$ \frac{n^k-n}{2} \leq \left\{\sqrt[k]{1}\right\} + \left\{\sqrt[k]{2}\right\} + \dots + \left\{\sqrt[k]{n^k}\right\} \leq \frac{n^k-1}{2} $$ how it can be proven?
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Numbers $a$ that are the sum of the fractional parts $\{x^2\} + \{x\}$ for some $x$

Are there infinitely many rational numbers $a\in\mathbb{Q}$ with the following property: $\{x^2\}+\{x\}=a$ for infinitely many $x\in\mathbb{Q}^+$
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Conversions of real numbers

Given functions $f:\Bbb Z_+\to \Bbb Z_n $ and $g:Z_+\to \Bbb Z_m$ and suppose $$\displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^\infty f(k)\cdot n^{-k}=\sum_{k=1}^\infty g(k)\cdot m^{-k}$$ Is there a method to express $f(k)...
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Partition of fractional parts where each sum of them has to be at least 1

Let $ a_1,\ldots,a_t \in \mathbb{Q} \setminus \mathbb{Z} $ be with $ \sum_{i=1}^t \lbrace a_i \rbrace \in \left[k,k+1\right) $ for some $ k \in \mathbb{N} $ with $ k \ge 4 $. Here $ \lbrace x \rbrace $...
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What is the value of $\left\{\frac{3^{1001}}{82}\right\}$

Let $$x=\left\{\frac{3^{1001}}{82}\right\}$$ where $\{\}$ denotes fractional part. What is the value of $x$? First I noticed that $x=\frac y{82}$ for some $y\in\mathbb{Z}$ and $0\le y\le81$. But what ...
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fractional part of the square of natural number

How can if prove that the sequence :$$a_n\:=\left\{\sqrt{n}\right\}\left(fractional\:part\:of\:\sqrt{n}\right)\:=\:\:\sqrt{n}\:-\:\left[\sqrt{n}\right]$$ is bounded from above by 1? So far i try ...
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Expressing n mod m in terms of floor values?

I'm trying to prove the expression: $$\left\lceil\frac{n}m\right\rceil = \left\lfloor n+m-\frac1m\right\rfloor\;,$$ where $n,m$ are integers` So I've come across this article (PDF) which gives a ...
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A fractional part integral giving $\frac{F_{n-1}}{F_n}-\frac{(-1)^n}{F_n^2}\ln\left(\!\frac{F_{n+2}-F_n\gamma}{F_{n+1}-F_n\gamma}\right)$

I've been asked to elaborate on the following evaluation: $$ \begin{align}\\ \displaystyle {\large\int_0^{1}} \!\cfrac 1 {1 + \cfrac 1 {1 + \cfrac 1 {\ddots + \cfrac 1 { 1 + \psi (\left\{1/x\...
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Is the derivative of $\{x\}$ on $(0,1)$ always equal to $1$?

Define the function $f:(0,1)\to[0,1]$ where $f(x)=\{x\}$ is the fractional part of $x$. Am I correct in thinking that $f'(x)=1$ for $x\in(0,1)$? I'm asking because I think what I say is correct, but ...
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Evaluating $\displaystyle\sum_{x=a}^b \left\lfloor {\frac{k}{x}} \right\rfloor$

I'm trying to find a nicer form to evaluate this sum, but the floor function is throwing me off. $$\sum_{x=a}^b \left\lfloor {\frac{k}{x}} \right\rfloor$$ This is the most I've been able to do so far,...
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Evaluating an Indefinite Integral involving $\{x\} = x - \lfloor x \rfloor$

This is probably a pretty simple question, but I just want to check something that I'm not completely sure about. I want to evaluate $\int{\{x\}}^ndx$, with $\{x\} = x - \lfloor x \rfloor$. Instead of ...
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Equality of sums with fractional parts of the form $\sum_{k=1}^{n}k\{\frac{mk}{n}\}$

I recently encountered the following equality ($\{\}$ denotes fractional part): $$\sum_{k=1}^{65}k\left\{\frac{8k}{65}\right\}=\sum_{k=1}^{65}k\left\{\frac{18k}{65}\right\}$$ and found it very ...
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Another integral for $\pi$

Here is a new integral for $\pi$. $$\int_{0}^{1}\sqrt{\frac{\left\{1/x\right\}}{1-\left\{1/x\right\}}}\, \frac{\mathrm{d}x}{1-x} = \pi $$ where $\left\{x\right\}$ denotes the fractional part of ...
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How to find out the period of fractional part of x

I came across this solved example in a book, it says - Find the period of the function : $f(x)=\sin(4\pi x)+\{3x\}$, where $\{x\}$ denotes the fractional part of $x$. Now I know that if $f(x)$ is ...
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limit involving sine of fractional part

What can you say about the following limit : $$ \lim_{x\rightarrow 1} \dfrac{x\sin\lbrace x\rbrace}{x-1} $$ where $\lbrace x\rbrace$ is the fractional part of x Whether this limit exists ?