Presentation Title

Weird Fractions

Presenter Information

Megan Fisk

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.

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Apr 11th, 9:10 AM Apr 11th, 10:10 AM

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.