# Convergents of e

*Author: Andrei Osipov*

https://projecteuler.net/problem=65

The square root of 2 can be written as an infinite continued fraction.

√2 = 1 + 1 ______ 2 + 1 ______ 2 + 1 ______ 2 + 1 ______ 2 + ...

The infinite continued fraction can be written, √2 = [1;(2)], (2) indicates that 2 repeats ad infinitum. In a similar way, √23 = [4;(1,3,1,8)].

It turns out that the sequence of partial values of continued fractions for square roots provide the best rational approximations. Let us consider the convergents for √2.

1 + 1 ___ = 3/2 2 1 + 1 _________ = 7/5 2 + 1 / 2

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Hence the sequence of the first ten convergents for √2 are: 1, 3/2, 7/5, 17/12, 41/29, 99/70, 239/169, 577/408, 1393/985, 3363/2378, ...

What is most surprising is that the important mathematical constant, e = [2; 1,2,1, 1,4,1, 1,6,1 , ... , 1,2k,1, ...].

The first ten terms in the sequence of convergents for e are: 2, 3, 8/3, 11/4, 19/7, 87/32, 106/39, 193/71, 1264/465, 1457/536, ...

The sum of digits in the numerator of the 10th convergent is 1+4+5+7=17.

Find the sum of digits in the numerator of the 100th convergent of the continued fraction for e.

Source code: prob065-andreoss.pl

use v6; sub continued-fraction(@sequence, :$depth) { my $x = @sequence.shift; return 1 if $depth == 1; $x + 1.FatRat / continued-fraction :depth($depth - 1), @sequence } my @e = lazy gather { take 2; (1, $_, 1)».&take for 2,4 ... * }; say [+] continued-fraction(@e, depth => 100).numerator.comb;