The $n^{\text{th}}$ term of a certain geometric series is given by $a\cdot r^{n-1}$, where $a$ and $r$ are positive integers and $r$ is greater than 1. Bill picks out $k$ different numbers in this sequence, all of which have the same number of digits. What is the largest possible value of $k$?

michaelcai
Oct 5, 2017