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# Fraction

How to find integers v, w, x, y, and z which 171/172 = (1/v) + (1/w) + (1/x) + (1/y) + (1/z) ? Thankyou

Note by Lestari El-Surury
4 years, 10 months ago

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Pick v = 1, w = x = y = z = -688

We now have 1/v + 1/w + ... + 1/z

= 1 + 4 ( 1/ -688) = 1 - 4/688 = 1 - 1/172 = 171/172

- 4 years, 10 months ago

Thankyou, Gabriel,, but v, w, x, y and z must an integer. Is someone here knew about Egyptian Fraction and how to make it?

- 4 years, 9 months ago