**Bruce's Hieratic (Middle Kingdom) Math of Egypt
CLEAN EMLR Page.**

**CREATED:
JANUARY 2000**

**LAST
MODIFIED: June 29, 2003**

1/something? = 1/one hundred ninety-something else
(plus)

1/10 or the 1/10 is part of 1/40-something else (plus)

1/28 (definite!).

The following are my observations as to how we can
"guess".

A. The totals of questions 14-18 in column II suggest
a pattern.

B. This suggests 1/13 as the total for this question.
Just a hunch.

C. The 1/40-something may be 1/42 or 1/49.

D. 1/28 = 1/ (2 X 14), 1/42 = 1/ (3 X 14)

E. If we use 1/42 or 1/49 we eliminate 1/10.

F. The one hundred ninety-something is likely a multiple
of 13 or 14 or 28 or 42 or 49.

G. 42 won't cut it!

H. 196=28 X 7, 196=14 X 14, 196=49 X 4:

This leads to a possible solution with the addition of 1/98. 1/14=1/196+1/98+1/49+1/28 **!**

I. Guessing is not helping! You may wish to review
my analysis of the big UGLY on the QUEST
Page.

**The big UGLY has been identified! **

**J. Legon recognized it ****as a portion of the Egyptian Mathematical Leather
Roll. **

**Visit his ****site**** ****which reviews the linear progression ****problems from the Kahun Mathematical Papyri.**

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