Weird Fractions

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Title

Weird Fractions

Description

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.
Vincent Ferlini

Contributor

Keene State College

Creator

Megan Fisk

Date

2015-04-11

Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/7628

Language

en_US

Subject

Mathematics

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Presentation

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