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If x=0.abcabc........(a repeating infinite decimal), what is the value of a+b+c?

1) 1-x=0.123123123…….

2) 0.8<x<0.9

\(x = 0.\overline {abc} \,\,\,\,\left( {{\rm{common}}\,\,{\rm{russian}}\,\,{\rm{notation}}} \right)\)

\(? = a + b + c\)

\(\left( 1 \right)\,\,\,1 - x = 0.\overline {123} = {{123} \over {999}}\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\,\,x = {{876} \over {999}} = 0.\overline {876} \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,? = 8 + 7 + 6\)

\(\left( 2 \right)\,\,0.8 < x < 0.9\,\,\,\,\,\,\left\{ \matrix{

\,{\rm{Take}}\,\,x = 0.\overline {801} \,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,? = 8 + 0 + 1\,\, \hfill \cr

\,{\rm{Take}}\,\,x = 0.\overline {802} \,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,? = 8 + 0 + 2 \hfill \cr} \right.\)

This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method.

Regards,

Fabio.

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