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Egyptian Decomposition
Author

Krzysztof Konrad Zseleghovski
Organization: Uniwersytet Warszawski
Old MathSource #

0208-606
Revision date

1997-02-17
Description

The ancient Egyptians used a different representation of a number than we do: they expressed a number as a sum of its integer part and a sum of simple fractions with numerator equal to $1$, e. g. ${2\over3}={1\over2}+{1\over6}$. This package defines the function EgyptianDecomposition to generate this representation.
Subject

*Mathematics > Number Theory
Keywords

egyptian numbers, unit fraction, egyptian representation
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