Volume 5, Number 1, Pages 1 - 4
A Solution for the Rhind Papyrus Unit Fraction Decompositions
2000 MSC: 01A16, 11A67, 11D68
Key words: Early Egyptian mathematics, unit fraction decompositions
Abstract: The long unsolved mystery of a method for constructing the unit fraction decomposition table in the Rhind Papyrus now has a systematic solution that is consistent with the mathematical processes used in the Rhind Papyrus. The solution within this paper is the result of work done during the fall 2006.
Department of Mathematics,
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