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    Solve for x -

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    You have the "repeated fraction" x= 2+ 1/(2+ 1/(2+ 1/...))

    Notice that is x= 2+ 1/A where A= 2+ 1/(2+ 1/...) which is just "x" again.

    Your equation is the same as x= 2+ 1/x. Multiply both sides by x to get a quadratic equation and solve for x.
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