And moreover it works for any expression in the form k/(n+k+2), e.g. 32/(1/2+34), 33/(1/2+35), 34/(1/2+36,... and I assume for all others expressed in this form. Do you think so?

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It does..though it looks like for your problem you are only going up to k=31...therefore there is an n that worksAnd moreover it works for any expression in the form k/(n+k+2), e.g. 32/(1/2+34), 33/(1/2+35), 34/(1/2+36,... and I assume for all others expressed in this form. Do you think so?

Yes, I accept it as a Game of God with us, ordinary people! Since, we are affected by restriction where restriction doesn’t exist!

This task we need to bring back. I recently discovered that your previous formula k/(n+k+2) gives a proper answer only if n= k - 3. May you confirm it?

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Yes, I accept it as a Game of God with us, ordinary people! Since, we are affected by restriction where restriction doesn’t exist!

I have to admit that I'm only understanding a tiny fraction of what you are saying. If you have specific questions that you can articulate in a meaningful way I'd be happy to help.This task we need to bring back. I recently discovered that your previous formula k/(n+k+2) gives a proper answer only if n= k - 3. May you confirm it?

Maybe I have solved it, but I need only confirmation. Above expression is k/(n+k+2) . We need to find n (the smallest one) such as those expressions not to be further divided. And if you put n=k-7, this doesn’t work since for 9/(4+11)=9/15 what is divided by 3. Similar situation we have for n=k-6, n=k-5, n=k-4, n=k-2. Only it works for n=k-3 and we are looking for smallest "n" and we end up on this n=k-3, it doesn't matter what is going with n=k-1. Moreover this n=k-3 valid for all k belong to N, not only for restricted k €(7,8,9,...31) as it is given by this assignment above.

May you help me to prove it. I think it is induction method which should be useful to be applied, but I am not so familiar how to proceed it.

May you help me to prove it. I think it is induction method which should be useful to be applied, but I am not so familiar how to proceed it.