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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**Leroy****Guest**

I have understood everything quite well,but I don't understand what is the logic for taking the convergents,is there any rule for which convergent will be the solution?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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There is a theorem that says that. This is not something I just cooked up, I wished I had.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**Leroy****Guest**

So I have find the convergent by trial and error

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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No, there is a method to find the convergents.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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