Egyptian fraction
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Noun[edit]
Egyptian fraction (plural Egyptian fractions)
 (number theory) A representation of a rational number as a sum of distinct unit fractions.
 The fraction can be written as the Egyptian fraction
 The calculation of where both M and N are real numbers can be done by expressing N as the sum of an integer h and an Egyptian fraction . Then where each of the roots can be calculated by means of the Newton–Raphson method.
 (number theory, rare) A unit fraction.
Usage notes[edit]
 The term unit fraction is more commonly used than Egyptian fraction in the sense with that meaning.
Translations[edit]
representation of a rational number as sum of distinct unit fractions

unit fraction
