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− | There are <math>91 - 19 + 1 = 73</math> numbers in the [[sequence]]. Since <math>\left\lfloor r + \frac{91}{100} \right\rfloor</math> can be at most <math>1</math> apart, all of the numbers in the sequence can take one of two possible values. Since <math>\frac{546}{73} = 7 R 35</math>, the numbers must be either <math>7</math> or <math>8</math>. As the remainder is <math>35</math>, <math>8</math> must take on <math>35</math> of the values, with <math>7</math> being the value of the remaining <math>73 - 35 = 38</math> numbers. The 39th number is <math>19 + 39 - 1= 57</math>, and so <math>8 \le \left\lfloor r + \frac{57}{100}\right\rfloor < 8.01</math>. Solving shows that <math>\frac{743}{100} \le r < \frac{744}{100}</math>, so <math>\lfloor | + | There are <math>91 - 19 + 1 = 73</math> numbers in the [[sequence]]. Since <math>\left\lfloor r + \frac{91}{100} \right\rfloor</math> can be at most <math>1</math> apart, all of the numbers in the sequence can take one of two possible values. Since <math>\frac{546}{73} = 7 R 35</math>, the numbers must be either <math>7</math> or <math>8</math>. As the remainder is <math>35</math>, <math>8</math> must take on <math>35</math> of the values, with <math>7</math> being the value of the remaining <math>73 - 35 = 38</math> numbers. The 39th number is <math>19 + 39 - 1= 57</math>, and so <math>8 \le \left\lfloor r + \frac{57}{100}\right\rfloor < 8.01</math>. Solving shows that <math>\frac{743}{100} \le r < \frac{744}{100}</math>, so <math>\lfloor 100r \rfloor = 743</math>. |
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Revision as of 00:55, 6 March 2008
Problem
Suppose is a real number for which
Find . (For real , is the greatest integer less than or equal to .)
Solution
There are numbers in the sequence. Since can be at most apart, all of the numbers in the sequence can take one of two possible values. Since , the numbers must be either or . As the remainder is , must take on of the values, with being the value of the remaining numbers. The 39th number is , and so . Solving shows that , so .
See also
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