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## Saturday, August 27, 2011

### Continued fractions (2)

A finite continued fraction (FCF) is a map $$f: \mathbf{N}^m \rightarrow \mathbf{Q}$$ $$\left( a_1, a_2, \cdots a_m \right) \mapsto a_1 + \frac{1}{a_2 + \frac{1}{\ddots + \frac{1}{a_m}}}$$

Continued fractions are calculated by creating a table of convergents, as follows:

 $k$ $a_k$ $p_k$ $q_k$ $C_k$ $-1$ $0$ $0$ $1$ $0$ $1$ $a_1$ $a_1 \cdot p_0 + p_{-1}$ $1$ $\frac{p_1}{q_1}$ $k$ $a_k$ $a_k \cdot p_{k-1} + p_{k-2}$ $a_k \cdot q_{k-1} + q_{k-2}$ $\frac{p_k}{q_k}$

The table consists of $m+2$ rows. The value of the FCF is $\frac{p_m}{q_m}$.

To be continued.

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