Which rational numbers cannot be written in the form x + 1/(y + 1/z) where x, y and z are integers?
Which of these continued fractions is bigger and why?
The harmonic triangle is built from fractions with unit numerators using a rule very similar to Pascal's triangle.
Explore the continued fraction: 2+3/(2+3/(2+3/2+...)) What do you notice when successive terms are taken? What happens to the terms if the fraction goes on indefinitely?
It would be nice to have a strategy for disentangling any tangled ropes...
Can you tangle yourself up and reach any fraction?
Can you use the given image to say something about the sum of an infinite series?
A mother wants to share a sum of money by giving each of her children in turn a lump sum plus a fraction of the remainder. How can she do this in order to share the money out equally?
Find the maximum value of 1/p + 1/q + 1/r where this sum is less than 1 and p, q, and r are positive integers.
What would you get if you continued this sequence of fraction sums? 1/2 + 2/1 = 2/3 + 3/2 = 3/4 + 4/3 =
Can you see how to build a harmonic triangle? Can you work out the next two rows?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
The problem is how did Archimedes calculate the lengths of the sides of the polygons which needed him to be able to calculate square roots?
The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?
Can you find the value of this function involving algebraic fractions for x=2000?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
What does the empirical formula of this mixture of iron oxides tell you about its consituents?
Scientists often require solutions which are diluted to a particular concentration. In this problem, you can explore the mathematics of simple dilutions