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− | Part A: Knowing that the formula for an infinite geometric series is <math>A/(1 - r)</math>, where <math>A</math> and <math>r</math> are the first term and common ratio respectively, we compute <math>1/(1 - 1/3) = 3/2</math>, and | + | Part A: Knowing that the formula for an infinite geometric series is <math>A/(1 - r)</math>, where <math>A</math> and <math>r</math> are the first term and common ratio respectively, we compute <math>1/(1 - 1/3) = 3/2</math>, and we have our answer of <math>2/3</math>. |
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Problem
(a) Express the infinite sum as a reduced fraction.
(b) Express the infinite sum as a reduced fraction. Here the denominators are powers of and the numerators are the Fibonacci numbers where .
Solution
Part A: Knowing that the formula for an infinite geometric series is , where and are the first term and common ratio respectively, we compute , and we have our answer of .
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See Also
2007 UNCO Math Contest II (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 6 |
Followed by Problem 8 | |
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All UNCO Math Contest Problems and Solutions |