The continued fraction expansions of the square roots of the integers that are not perfect squares possess the so-called "palindromic property". That means that their periodic element sequences without the last element are palindromic (i. e., can be reversed), and the last element is twice the initial term. For example, the continued fraction expansion of

is {5, {1, 1, 3, 5, 3, 1, 1, 10}}. The sequence 1, 1, 3, 5, 3, 1, 1 is palindromic, and the 10 is two times the initial 5.