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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 15, 2012 9:50 AM
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To study something good, parse Ahmes conflicting 400-hekat and 100-hekat units

http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/RMP47AndTheHekat.html

in historical context. The answer may be surprising to some readers.



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