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− | Impose a coordinate system and let the center of <math>C_0</math> be <math>(0,0)</math> and <math>A_0</math> be <math>(1,0)</math>. Therefore <math>A_1=(1-r,r)</math>, <math>A_2=(1-r-r^2,r-r^2)</math>, <math>A_3=(1-r-r^2+r^3,r-r^2-r^3)</math>, <math>A_4=(1-r-r^2+r^3+r^4,r-r^2-r^3+r^4)</math>, and so on, where the signs alternate in groups of <math>2</math>. The limit of all these points is point <math>B</math>. Using the geometric series formula on <math>B</math> and reducing the expression, we get <math>B=(\frac{1-r}{r^2+1},\frac{r-r^2}{r^2+1})</math>. The distance from <math>B</math> to the origin is <math>\sqrt{(\frac{1-r}{r^2+1})^2+(\frac{r-r^2}{r^2+1}))^2}=\frac{1-r}{\sqrt{r^2+1}}.</math> Let <math>r=\frac{11}{60}</math>, | + | Impose a coordinate system and let the center of <math>C_0</math> be <math>(0,0)</math> and <math>A_0</math> be <math>(1,0)</math>. Therefore <math>A_1=(1-r,r)</math>, <math>A_2=(1-r-r^2,r-r^2)</math>, <math>A_3=(1-r-r^2+r^3,r-r^2-r^3)</math>, <math>A_4=(1-r-r^2+r^3+r^4,r-r^2-r^3+r^4)</math>, and so on, where the signs alternate in groups of <math>2</math>. The limit of all these points is point <math>B</math>. Using the geometric series formula on <math>B</math> and reducing the expression, we get <math>B=(\frac{1-r}{r^2+1},\frac{r-r^2}{r^2+1})</math>. The distance from <math>B</math> to the origin is <math>\sqrt{(\frac{1-r}{r^2+1})^2+(\frac{r-r^2}{r^2+1}))^2}=\frac{1-r}{\sqrt{r^2+1}}.</math> Let <math>r=\frac{11}{60}</math>, we find that the distance from the origin is <math>\frac{49}{61} \implies 49+61=\boxed{110}</math>. |
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Problem
Impose a coordinate system and let the center of be and be . Therefore , , , , and so on, where the signs alternate in groups of . The limit of all these points is point . Using the geometric series formula on and reducing the expression, we get . The distance from to the origin is Let , and the distance from the origin is . .
Solution
Impose a coordinate system and let the center of be and be . Therefore , , , , and so on, where the signs alternate in groups of . The limit of all these points is point . Using the geometric series formula on and reducing the expression, we get . The distance from to the origin is Let , we find that the distance from the origin is .
See Also
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