# On the fractional parts of lacunary sequences

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https://doi.org/10.7146/math.scand.a-15004## Abstract

In this paper, we prove that if $t_0, t_1, t_2, \dots$ is a lacunary sequence, namely, $t_{n+1}/t_n\geq 1+r^{-1}$ for each $n\geq 0$, where $r$ is a fixed positive number, then there are two positive constants $c(r)=\max(1-r, 2(3r+6)^{-2})$ and $\xi=\xi(t_0, t_1,\dots)$ such that the fractional parts $\{\xi t_n\}$, $n=0,1,2,\dots$, all belong to a subinterval of $[0,1)$ of length $1-c(r)$. Some applications of this theorem to the chromatic numbers of certain graphs and to some fast growing sequences are discussed. We prove, for instance, that the number $\sqrt{10}$ can be written as a quotient of two positive numbers whose decimal expansions contain the digits $0$, $1$, $2$, $3$ and $4$ only.## Downloads

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2006-09-01

## How to Cite

*MATHEMATICA SCANDINAVICA*,

*99*(1), 136–146. https://doi.org/10.7146/math.scand.a-15004

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