## Individual Research Projects Section 5.4

### Project 5.6

Historical Quest
We mentioned that the Egyptians wrote their fractions as sums of unit fractions. Show that every positive fraction less than 1 can be written as a sum of unit fractions. Reference Bernhardt Wohlgemuth, “Egyptian Fractions,” … See the whole entry

## Individual Research Project Section 4.1

### Project 4-1

Write a paper discussing the Egyptian method of multiplication.

References:

James Newman, The World of Mathematics, Vol. I (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956), pp. 170-178.
Howard Eves, Introduction to the History of Mathematics, … See the whole entry

## Homework Hints 4-1

### Note: Homework Hints are given only for the Level 1 and Level 2 problems.

However, as you go through the book be sure you look at all the examples in the text. If you need hints for the Level 3 … See the whole entry

## 4.1 Outline

1. Basic ideas
1. number
2. counting number
3. numeral
4. numeration system
2. Egyptian numeration system
1. simple grouping system
2. hieroglyphic symbols