Problem #2121


For each integer $n\geq 4$, let $a_n$ denote the base-$n$ number $0.\overline{133}_n$. The product $a_4a_5...a_{99}$ can be expressed as $\frac {m}{n!}$, where $m$ and $n$ are positive integers and $n$ is as small as possible. What is the value of $m$?

$\text {(A)} 98 \qquad \text {(B)} 101 \qquad \text {(C)} 132\qquad \text {(D)} 798\qquad \text {(E)}962$

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Instructions for entering answers:

  • Reduce fractions to lowest terms and enter in the form 7/9.
  • Numbers involving pi should be written as 7pi or 7pi/3 as appropriate.
  • Square roots should be written as sqrt(3), 5sqrt(5), sqrt(3)/2, or 7sqrt(2)/3 as appropriate.
  • Exponents should be entered in the form 10^10.
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  • Complex numbers should be entered in rectangular form unless otherwise specified, like so: 3+4i. If there is no real component, enter only the imaginary component (i.e. 2i, NOT 0+2i).

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