# Egyptian Fraction/Examples/7 over 10

## 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 $2 / 3 + 1 / 30$.

Note that the simpler solution:

$\dfrac 7 {10} = \dfrac 1 2 + \dfrac 1 5$

is not apparent, despite the fact that it is a far more practical arrangement.