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Replies: 9 - Views: 460 ronniebasak22 2011-01-08 13:22:21
Can u solve it?(my phone dont have plus, pls consider "@" as Plus)
1 @ 1/2 @ 1/4 @ 1/16 @ 1/32 .....(n)< X
i.e sum of these can never reach a number. what is the least value of it.
here, n can b any positive number (including infinity)
ronniebasak22 2011-01-08 13:25:25
by the way the terms are in GEOMETRIC PROGRESSION. but I don't know if u calculate it with sum of G.P formula. Try it..
ekalabyamohanta 2011-01-08 15:53:19
correct formula..minhaz bro...but * means multiply isnt it?
Jee2 2011-01-08 16:40:10
ronniebasak22 2011-01-08 21:32:48
Sorry, plz note the sign
its not "=" its "<". I know that any one can solve it with "=". The series can never reach a number. what is the least value. The sum was discovered by Srinivas Ramanujan. And its logical sum nt imaginary.
ronniebasak22 2011-01-08 21:37:36
Clue: the number is not greater than 10 and not less than 1. And its a Natural number that means it can neither be fractional nor include "n".
ronniebasak22 2011-01-09 21:10:29
The problem was given by a
ronniebasak22 2011-01-10 10:14:56
Yes! The ans is always less than 2. because.
2-1=1 but it added 1/2.
2-3/2=1/2 but it added 1/4.
So as u go on it adds half of the distance to reach 2. So 2 is the least value.
Ashvin34 2011-01-10 22:04:03