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Ten Algorithms for Egyptian Fractions

David Eppstein
Organization: Univ. of California, Irvine
URL: http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/numth/
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Mathematica in Education and Research
Year: 1995
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Page range: 5-15

The ancient Egyptians used a number system involving sums of distinct unit fractions. Mathematica is used to explore the many techniques that have been devised for translating rational numbers into these sums.

*Mathematics > Number Theory
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