Determine all nonnegative integers $r$ such that it is possible for an infinite geometric sequence to contain exactly $r$ terms that are integers. Prove your answer.
Let, the geometric sequence is such that, value of common ratio is less than 1.
The Sequence is
The Geometric Squence is infinite geometric sequence, as there are uncountable terms in the sequence.
⇒So, From , to infinity, there will be n terms which will be integers when , n≥1.
Number of terms which are Positive Integers =1 which is .
Number of terms which are Positive Integers =2 which is .
Number of terms which are Positive Integers =3, which is .
So,⇒ when , n=r
Number of terms which are Positive Integers =r, which is .
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