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Topic: Egyptian fraction math only used quotient and remainder statements
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 Milo Gardner Posts: 1,105 Registered: 12/3/04
Re: Egyptian fraction math only used quotient and remainder statements
Posted: Dec 17, 2011 9:12 AM

oops,

144x + 144/3 + 144/4 = 288

was recorded by Ahmes as

144x + (144/3 + 144/4)x = 288

with

x = 1 + (1/6 + 1/12 + 1/114 + 1/288

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