Re: smallest fraction

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg86792] Re: [mg86771] smallest fraction*From*: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at lanl.gov>*Date*: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 01:53:11 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: LANL*References*: <200803200757.CAA29500@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: cfo at lanl.gov

I doubt this is in the spirit of the problem, but if p and q (assumed integers) aren't restricted to be _positive_, then taking them both to be very large negative numbers would both fit the p/q in I requirement, and p+q as "small" as possible. C.O. On Thursday 20 March 2008 01:57:30 masmoudi wrote: > hi > > suppose that we have an interval I belong to [0,1] > > I want to know how to calculate a fraction p/q > belong to I and p+q is the smallest possible -- ========================================================== Curtis Osterhoudt cfo at remove_this.lanl.and_this.gov PGP Key ID: 0x4DCA2A10 Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html ==========================================================

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