#### Presentation Title

Weird Fractions

#### Mentor

Vincent Ferlini

#### Location

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

#### Abstract

The fraction 16/64 has the unusual property that if one simplifies it to lowest terms the result is 1/4, which is also the result if one (illegitimately) cancels the 6's. This is an example of a weird fraction. Once a weird fraction is identified, an infinite sequence of weird fractions can be created. This talk will present the process of generating weird fractions and discuss some of their properties.

Weird Fractions

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

The fraction 16/64 has the unusual property that if one simplifies it to lowest terms the result is 1/4, which is also the result if one (illegitimately) cancels the 6's. This is an example of a weird fraction. Once a weird fraction is identified, an infinite sequence of weird fractions can be created. This talk will present the process of generating weird fractions and discuss some of their properties.