"unit fractions" = "Egyptian fractions"

hv at crypt.org hv at crypt.org
Thu Dec 9 11:53:36 CET 2004

Marc LeBrun <mlb at fxpt.com> wrote:
:Interesting topic!  BTW, the OEIS calls "unit fractions" by the name 
:"Egyptian fractions".  For indexing value this nomenclature should probably 
:be continued in any new submissions.

I considered using the term, but the expressions I'm using would not be
used in Egyptian arithmetic: as far as I know, they didn't add up their
fractions to results greater than 1, nor use '1/1' as a fraction.

'See also Egyptian fractions' might be relevant however.


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