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a very quick Riddle

Posted in Books, Kids, pictures, R with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2020 by xi'an

A very quick Riddler’s riddle last week with the question

Find the (integer) fraction with the smallest (integer) denominator strictly located between 1/2020 and 1/2019.

and the brute force resolution

for (t in (2020*2019):2021){ 
   a=ceiling(t/2020)
   if (a*2019<t) sol=c(a,t)}

leading to 2/4039 as the target. Note that

\dfrac{2}{4039}=\dfrac{1}{\dfrac{2020+2019}{2}}