In an irrational number what is the longest possible sequence of a single digit that can occur?

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- Apr 27th 2009, 07:25 AManthp1234recurring digits
In an irrational number what is the longest possible sequence of a single digit that can occur?

- Apr 27th 2009, 02:40 PMCaptainBlack
- Apr 28th 2009, 02:06 PMMedia_ManThere is no such limit
Just by using the word "irrational" you automatically attach absolutely no general rules to the decimal expansion of the number. Here is a simple proof.

Define as follows:

The first digits of are . After this string of 's terminates, the next digits are exactly the digits of .

This number is automatically irrational because it has an infinite non-repeating decimal expansion, and yet n can take on whatever value you choose, whether it be 20 or 20 trillion. - Apr 28th 2009, 11:06 PManthp1234OK just take
Ok, just consider http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...7a9dac6d-1.gif, what is the longest string of a single recurring digit in http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...7a9dac6d-1.gif?

- Apr 29th 2009, 12:19 AMCaptainBlack