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June 8th, 2019, 10:09 AM   #1
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Stumped on math problem

Hello,

So, me and my brother were talking about math, and he asked me a question that I want some help on.

Here is what he said:

"Take any number x where x equals a non repeating decimal rational number. If x/y=a, and y equals a non repeating decimal rational number, then does there exist a number x such that a does NOT equal a non repeating decimal rational number?"

I am stumped, to be completely honest. Maybe I am trying too hard. Could someone help me figure this out?

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June 8th, 2019, 10:19 AM   #2
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Where does that problem come from; classroom ?

https://www.math-only-math.com/recur...l-numbers.html
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June 8th, 2019, 11:58 AM   #3
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If x = 0.2 and y = 0.6, a = 0.33333333...

(This seems too easy - maybe more is required.)
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June 8th, 2019, 04:03 PM   #4
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It doesn't really come from anywhere. He just made it up.

It does seem too easy, maybe more is required that I don't know. I'll ask him.
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