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+ | Call a positive real number special if it has a decimal representation that consists entirely of digits <math>0</math> and <math>7</math>. For example, <math> \frac{700}{99}= 7.\overline{07}= 7.070707\cdots </math> and <math> 77.007 </math> are special numbers. What is the smallest <math>n</math> such that <math>1</math> can be written as a sum of <math>n</math> special numbers? | ||
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+ | <math> \textbf{(A)}\ 7\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 8\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 9\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 10\qquad\\ \textbf{(E)}\ \text{The number 1 cannot be represented as a sum of finitely many special numbers.} </math> | ||
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Problem
Call a positive real number special if it has a decimal representation that consists entirely of digits and . For example, and are special numbers. What is the smallest such that can be written as a sum of special numbers?
Solution
See also
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