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Egyptian Fractiions and Fibonacci's Greedy Algorithm (TANTON Mathematics)

The Egyptians of ancient times were very practical people and the curious way they represented fractions reflects this! In this - brief - video we explain the Egyptian's rationale and show how some 2000 years later Fibonacci settled the question as to whether every fraction can indeed be written the Egyptian way. (Did the Egyptians themselves ever worry about this?)
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