Egyptian Fraction Representation

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Practical Numbers and Egyptian Fractions
... Each term in this sum simplifies to a unit fraction, so such a sum provides a representation of m/n as an Egyptian fraction ... book Liber Abaci lists several methods for finding Egyptian fraction representations of a rational number ... Of these, the first is to test whether the number is itself already a unit fraction, but the second is to search for a representation of the numerator as a sum of divisors of the denominator, as ...

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