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bobsanchez What is the geometric series that corresponds to the periodic decimal
x = .1212121212 . . . ?
(i) Use the formula for the sum of a geometric series to compute the value of x as a fraction.
(ii) What is the value of the periodic decimal y = .99999 . . . ?
From my notes, I'm not quite sure where to go with this. The examples dealt with .333 and other patterns composed of the same number, and are different in other ways, so I'm not really sure where to start.
Any help is really, really appreciated.