Number Theory

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So today I was making some rice, and I decided based on calorie load that I wanted more than 1/3 cup of rice, but less than 1/2. I decided that 5/12 cup was acceptable, but my only tools were a 1/4 cup scoop and a 1/3 cup scoop. I didn't have to think very hard about this; I instantly knew it was possible to get 5/12 cup of rice with these tools, because 4 and 3 are relatively prime--i.e., they Read more >>