# Continued fraction of Liouville's constant

A friend and I were discussing the properties of continued fractions (as "best" approximations). For fun, we checked the continued fractions of Liouville's constant. The terms in the sequence fit a very clear pattern, see

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LiouvillesConstant.html

Is there an actual reference to show that the sequence is a nested sequence? Here are more specific questions that focus on certain issues. Let $x = \sum_{i=1}^{\infty} a^{-i!}$. Is there a reference for

1. The only terms in the continued fraction are $$1, a-2, a, a+1 \textrm{ and } a^k-1 \textrm{ for some } k \geq 1.$$

2. The $n^\textrm{th}$ incrementally largest term (considering only those entirely of the form $a^k-1$) occurs precisely at position $2^n-1$.

3. The exponent $k$ in the largest term at position $2^n-1$ is $n!\cdot (n-1)$.

4. What is the algorithm to build the sequence as a nested sequence?