Noun

(*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

- The term unit fraction is more commonly used than
**Egyptian fraction**in the sense with that meaning.