**Texas**** College**

**Volume 5, Number 1,
Pages 1 - 4**

**A Solution for the Rhind Papyrus Unit
Fraction Decompositions**

**Charles Dorsett**

**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,

Email address: charles_dorsett@tamu-commerce.edu