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How Weird Are Weird Fractions?

Ryan Stuffelbeam
The College Mathematics Journal
Vol. 44, No. 3 (May 2013), pp. 202-209
DOI: 10.4169/college.math.j.44.3.202
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/college.math.j.44.3.202
Page Count: 8
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How Weird Are Weird Fractions?
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Abstract

Summary A positive rational is a weird fraction if its value is unchanged by an illegitimate, digit-based reduction. In this article, we prove that each weird fraction is uniquely weird and initiate a discussion of the prevalence of weird fractions.

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