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July 31st, 2017, 05:20 PM   #1
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Repeated numbers

I was working on this problem and I was wondering if there is a way I can prove this using the same methods as repeated decimals to rational fractions?
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 July 31st, 2017, 06:43 PM #2 Global Moderator     Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada - The Forest City Posts: 7,881 Thanks: 1088 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond Perhaps a concrete example will help... 111111 - 222 = 111(1001) - 2(111) = 111(1001 - 2) = 111 * 999 = 111 * 3 * 333 = 333 * 333 Thanks from agentredlum and Country Boy

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