Posted by **livy** on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 8:02pm.

( egyptian fractions are fractions where the numerator can only be one) find two egyptian fractions where when added together it equalls 11/32

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 8:46pm
let them be 1/a and 1/b

we are given

1/a + 1/b = 11/32

adding the left side with a common denominator ...

(a+b)/(ab) = 11/32 or 22/64 or 33/96 or ....

so .... a+b = 11 and ab = 32

no integer solutions

a+b = 22 and ab = 64

no integer solutions

a+b = 33, ab = 96

no integer solution

...

a+b = 99 , ab = 288

a= 3, b = 96

**1/3 + 1/96** = 99/288 = 11/32

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 3:25pm
thankyou

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