# What is 5/6 written as a sum of unit fractions?

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Feb 9, 2018

The simplest form is $\frac{5}{6} = \frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{3}$

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We can express $\frac{5}{6}$ as the sum of $\frac{1}{2}$ and $\frac{1}{3}$, since:

$\frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{3} = \frac{3}{6} + \frac{2}{6} = \frac{5}{6}$

Such a sum of unit fractions is called an Egyptian fraction.

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