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Which Fraction Is Greater?

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anemone

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Feb 14, 2012
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Which of the fractions is greater?

\(\displaystyle A=\frac{\overbrace{333\cdots331}^{ \large{\text{2012 pieces}}}}{\underbrace{333\cdots334}_{ \large{\text{2012 pieces}}}}\)

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\(\displaystyle B=\frac{\overbrace{222\cdots221}^{ \large{\text{2012 pieces}}}}{\underbrace{222\cdots223}_{ \large{\text{2012 pieces}}}}\)?
 

M R

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Jun 22, 2013
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[tex]A=1-\frac{1}{33...34/3}=1-\frac{1}{111..11 +\frac{1}{3}}[/tex]

[tex]B=1-\frac{1}{22...23/2}=1-\frac{1}{111..11+\frac{1}{2}}[/tex]

B is greater.
 
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anemone

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Very beautiful and impressive, M R!(Clapping)