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 2 years ago
Can anyone explain this to me?
The fraction 49/98 is a curious fraction, as an inexperienced mathematician in attempting to simplify it may incorrectly believe that 49/98 = 4/8, which is correct, is obtained by cancelling the 9s.
We shall consider fractions like, 30/50 = 3/5, to be trivial examples.
There are exactly four nontrivial examples of this type of fraction, less than one in value, and containing two digits in the numerator and denominator.
If the product of these four fractions is given in its lowest common terms, find the value of the denominator.
 2 years ago
Can anyone explain this to me? The fraction 49/98 is a curious fraction, as an inexperienced mathematician in attempting to simplify it may incorrectly believe that 49/98 = 4/8, which is correct, is obtained by cancelling the 9s. We shall consider fractions like, 30/50 = 3/5, to be trivial examples. There are exactly four nontrivial examples of this type of fraction, less than one in value, and containing two digits in the numerator and denominator. If the product of these four fractions is given in its lowest common terms, find the value of the denominator.

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ghazi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.249/98 = 4/8 could be a mathematical fallacy

experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0don't post answer ... i just need explanation http://projecteuler.net/problem=33

ghazi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1349020445163:dw don't get irked please :)

experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i guess i understand what i means!!

ghazi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2@experimentX can you please elaborate last line of your question?

experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0this isn't my question if it were mine i would have already solved it.

experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i didn't expect the nine would be cancelled to give right answer.

ghazi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2but in the example 30/50 cancel out zeroes you're gonna get that you're lookin for..sorry, let me try this

experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.09*9*9 possibilities ... if you get out trivial case ... 9*9*9  10 possible cases.

ghazi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2no, i think there are exactly 4 possibilities and if they are expressed as lowest fraction you'll have denominator of it will be equal to ?? the other example is 16/64

experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0told ya .. don't post answer. this is supposed to be challenge Q.

experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0programming challenge ..

ghazi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2well the answer is equal to = 2*5*4*2 and another example is 40/80

ghazi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2\[\frac{ 30 }{ 50 },\frac{ 48 }{ 98 }, \frac{ 16 }{ 64 }, \frac{ 40 }{ 80 }\]

experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0zeros are trivial cases.

ghazi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2@experimentX what are those? i just got two

mukushla
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2there are 4 equation to solve\[\frac{ab}{cb}=\frac{a}{c}\]\[\frac{ba}{cb}=\frac{a}{c}\]\[\frac{ba}{bc}=\frac{a}{c}\]\[\frac{ab}{bc}=\frac{a}{c}\]if u wanna do it by hand of course :) these are easy to solve i think

experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yep .. thanks for idea. looks like i hit jackpot. well ... the answers are 16 64 19 95 26 65 49 98

ghazi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2@experimentX 26/65 seems in correct

experimentX
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0they are multiples of 13

ghazi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2exactly ..i was in haste ...nice you've got the jack pot ..cool
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