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Re: Re: smallest fraction


If value p/q is known
smallest Abs[p]+Abs[q ] should be
<< NumberTheory`Recognize`
Recognize[p/q,1,x]

see also
http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/A138335

Best wishes,
Artur

Curtis Osterhoudt pisze:
>   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
>>     
>
>
>
>   


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