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- Find all positive integers $x$, $y$ and $z$ such that: $$x +\cfrac{1}{y + \cfrac{1}{z}} = N = \frac{10}{7}$$
- Show that when $N=10/7$ is replaced by $N=8/5$ it is impossible to find positive integer values of $x$, $y$ and $z$ for which the finite continued fraction on the left hand side is equal to $N$. Find another fraction (rational number) $N$ for which the same is true.