Use your calculator to find which whole number divided by another whole number gives the answer:
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Let the number be represented by x
x = 1.36363636... [1]
100x = 136.363636... [2]
Subtract [1] from [2]
99x = 135
x = 135/99
x = 15/11
The two whole numbers could be 15 and 11
What else could they be?
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