Small Fractions

Can you list all the “small” fractions, that is, those using 400px-p_fractionsvg1 no number higher than 5, in order of size from 0 to 1?

Who was the Mathematician who named this series of ordered fractions after himself in 1816?

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I have been teaching Mathematics in Victorian secondary schools for 30 years. I use the www to make my maths lessons better. I hope this blog will give other teachers some ideas to try in their own classes.
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4 Responses to Small Fractions

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  3. Dr Rick says:

    Actually, as far as I can tell, he was a geologist, really :).

    Nice problem, lots of room to play with it.

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