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Questions on fractions, which are expressions (not values) of the form $\frac pq$.

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Approximate ratio with a small fraction so that numerator multiplied by denominator give enough rectangular area?

I would like to layout given number of objects (like plots) into rectangular area (like computer operating system window on screen). I would like to calculate the width and height of the window (in ...
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Fraction walk through [on hold]

$$0.824 = \frac{n/20\cdot 1}{n/20\cdot 1+(1-n/20)\cdot 0.5}$$ Source. Please answer this question with step by step. Thank you so much
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quotient of two differentiable functions is differentiable

I have two functions $k(t)$ and $l(t)$ in a certain closed interval $[a,b]$ both functions are continuous and differentiable in the interval. In addition we have: Both functions are increasing with ...
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Find the limit of fraction involving logarithms

I am looking for a way to prove the following limit for integer $x$s: $$\lim_{x\to\infty}{\frac{\log(x+2)-\log(x+1)}{\log(x+2)-\log(x)}}=\frac{1}{2}$$ I could find the result by using a computer ...
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Stern-Brocot Tree and sum of coefficients of continued fraction

Suppose we are given a continued fraction $$\frac{p}{q}=a_{1}+\frac{1}{a_{2}+\frac{1}{a_{3}+\frac{1}{a_{4}+\cdots}}}$$ I am trying to find an expression, possibly asymptotic, for the sum of the ...
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Basic algebra problem: $\frac{\frac{1}{x}+\frac{1}{y}}{\frac{1}{x^2}-\frac{1}{y^2}}$

Basic algebra problem I can't seem to figure out: $$\frac{\frac{1}{x}+\frac{1}{y}}{\frac{1}{x^2}-\frac{1}{y^2}}$$ $x,y \in \mathbb{R}, x^2 \neq y^2, xy\neq0$. Now I know the result is: ...
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Why Doesn't $2^{1/n}= 1/(2^n)$

Take $2^{1/n}$. Since $1/n$ can be simplified as $n^{-1}$, the original term can become $2^{n^{-1}}$. The exponents can then be multiplied to result in $2^{-n}$ which is $1/(2^n)$. However it is ...
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Simple Fraction needing explanation

$$\frac{x}{x^{-1/2}} = x^{3/2}$$ How? I don't see what is going on here. What rule is being used to achieve this amount?
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Repeating decimal notation of 1/53 on WolframAlpha vs notation on Wikipedia

WolframAlpha shows for 1/53 $0.0\overline{1886792452830}$ as the repeating decimal. Why is it not $0.\overline{0188679245283}$ instead? For example, Wikipedia shows for 1/81 ...
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Dividing factorials

I'm told that $\dfrac{(n+1)!}{(n+2)!}$ simplifies to $\dfrac{1}{n+2}$, but I dont understand how this works. Could someone explain the theory of how to divide factorials like this?
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What rule is used for this simplification?

$$\frac{8}{(s+1)^2 + 2^2} \times \frac{1}{s} = \frac{8}{5} - \frac{1}{s} + \frac{16}{10}\times \frac{s+1}{(s+1)^2 + 2^2} + \frac{8}{10}\times \frac{2}{(s+1)^2 + 2^2}$$
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Help Solving Fraction Math Question

Im stumped by this question on a practice ACT math test. If $\frac 1x + \frac 1y = \frac 1z$ then $z =$? The correct answer is $\frac {xy}{x + y}$ How do you arrive at this answer? I don't know how ...
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