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Topic: Why study Egyptian fraction math?
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Milo Gardner

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Re: Why study Egyptian fraction math?
Posted: Nov 11, 2012 12:18 PM
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Bibliography

1
Richard Gillings, "Mathematics in the Time of the Pharaohs", pages 176-180, MIT Press, Cambridge, 1972
2
John Legon, "A Kahun Papyrus Fragment", pages 21-24, Discussions in Egyptology 24, 1992.
3
Luca Miatello, "The difference 5 1/2 in a problem of rations from the Rhind mathematical papyrus", Historia Mathematica, vol 34, issue 4, pages 277-284, Nov. 2008.
4
Gay Robins and Charles Shute, "The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus", pages 41-43, British Museum Press, Dover Reprint, 1987.

External link

Milo Gardner's 2011 paper
http://www.academia.edu/617613/Egyptian_Fractions_Unit_Fractions_Hekats_and_Wages_-_an_Update



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