Egyptian Fraction/Examples/7 over 10

From ProofWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Example of Use of Egyptian Fractions

The fraction $\dfrac 7 {10}$ can be expressed as a sum of Egyptian fractions as:

$\dfrac 7 {10} = \dfrac 2 3 + \dfrac 1 {30}$


From the Rhind Papyrus:

Divide $7$ loaves among $10$ men -- Answer $2 / 3 + 1 / 30$.


Sources