Some more fun with numbers

How to represent a recurring decimal as a fraction. Let’s take 0,513265132651326 This repeats 51326, which has 5 digits So, it is 51326/99999 (5 nines) Try it on your calculator Multiply an even number by 6 Let’s take 6 x 8 The answer will end with 8 (the second of…

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I thought all birds were brown or white

Truly. I didn’t realise that they were any other colours, except, perhaps the occasional black ones. Then a Black Eyed Bulbul happened to get in front of my wife’s binoculars when she was watching someone windsurfing on a dam. Hey! It’s got yellow under its belly, she said. And…

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