Egyptian Math

Egyptian Math In Pyramids

\frac{3}{5} = \frac {1}{x} + \frac{1}{y}
Find x, y?

Solution:
1) 2010 BCE Method
Cut 3 apples in half => 6 x ½
5 persons each takes ½ apple = 5x½
Left ½ apple, further cut into 5
= (½) x 1/5 = 1/10
Answer : 3/5 = 1/2 + 1/10

2) 2010 CE Method
3/5 = 0.6 = 0.5 + 0.1 = 1/2 + 1/10

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