Applied Mathematics

p-ISSN: 2163-1409    e-ISSN: 2163-1425

2021;  11(1): 12-14


Received: Apr. 8, 2021; Accepted: Apr. 24, 2021; Published: Apr. 26, 2021


A Short Note on Converting a Series into a Form of Fraction

Ameha Tefera Tessema

Strategic Planning, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Correspondence to: Ameha Tefera Tessema, Strategic Planning, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


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Let for all and If the sum of a series defined as and if where for n=i, , then the sum of a series can be converted into fraction as follows .

Keywords: Fractional series, Continued fraction, Series

Cite this paper: Ameha Tefera Tessema, A Short Note on Converting a Series into a Form of Fraction, Applied Mathematics, Vol. 11 No. 1, 2021, pp. 12-14. doi: 10.5923/

1. Introduction

Continued fraction can be defined as dividing the numerator by successive real numbers. Continues fraction algorism is a general factoring method which has received a great deal of attention in recent years and in order to implement it on a highly parallel computer, like the massively parallel processor, it is necessary to be able to compute certain numbers which occur at widely-spaced intervals within the continued fraction expansion of where N is the number to be factored [8]. The Massively Parallel Processor (MPP) is a highly parallel scientific computer which was originally intended for image processing and analysis applications but it is also suitable for a large range of other scientific applications [6]. Continued fractions are used in analysing Frieze patterns [5], in R_dseth's formula for Frobenius numbers [2], in computing the Jacobi symbol [4], in stream ciphers [1], in pseudo-random number generators [7], in cryptanalysis of the RSA public-key cryptosystem with small private exponents [3]. There are numerous beautiful continued fractions developed by Euler, Lagrange, Gauss, Stieltjes, Ramanujan and so on using various methods. However, according to this paper the sum of real numbers can be written as
where and so on.
Still nowadays there is no any stated general formula which serves to transform every kind of series into a form of fraction since the formulas existed function valid only for specific values of rational integers. However, on this paper I want to show that how every kind of series can be converted into a form of fraction. Transforming a series into a form of fraction will help to solve various mathematical problems since any series can be converted into fractional series or rational fraction series. Since rational function, which can be defined by rational fraction, can be used in the series, converting a series into form of fraction can be used to approximate or model more complex equations in science and engineering including fields and forces in physics, spectroscopy in analytical chemistry, enzyme kinetics in biochemistry, electronic circuitry, aerodynamics, medicine concentrations in vivo, wave functions for atoms and molecules, optics and photography to improve image resolution, and acoustics and sound [9].
Theorem 1: Let for all and If the sum of a series defined as and if where for n=i
then the sum of a series can be converted into fraction as follows
Proof. Suppose and such that where for n=i
and can be calculated as follows
The sum of real numbers can be represented as
which can also calculate as follows
In order to get cancellation one, split the terms in brackets in the following form
Collecting like terms, we have the following series
And putting the value of in the above series, we have
Thus we have a series converted in the form of fraction as follow

2. Conclusions

Since is arbitrary real number, the sum of can be represented as a form of fraction. The difference between consecutive fractional terms, where i=0,1,2,…., diminishes without limit for each is divided by up to and since the form of fraction are finite in number, the fraction is said to be definite. Therefor the formula developed by this paper serves as a general formula to convert every kind of series into a form of fraction.


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