Originally Posted by **SkyWatcher**

i have been shortly looking at the continued fraction (that Mr PerfectHacker seems to make publicity for) in mathworld enciclopeadia and i have not been conviced by that (divine, marvellous) representation of numbers:

how do you add them divide them multiply them compare them? (for example)!

i agree that (if its true) the representation of the square roots of two seems more periodic in this representation than in the decimal one but when i see the decimal representation of this number i have got some sort of an idea of what number this is and that seems to be a facility the continued fraction does not offer!

What do you think? :eek: