[ fair-ee ]
/ ˈfɛər i /
the increasing sequence of fractions in which numerator and denominator have no common divisor other than one and in which the denominator is less than or equal to a given positive integer p. For p = 4, the Farey sequence of order 4 is 0/1, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 1/1.
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Former vs. LatterFirst thing’s first: Former and latter are both terms that denote an item’s place in a two-part sequence. They usually appear in the sentence immediately following the sequence. Former refers back to the first of a set, while latter refers to the last item. An easy way to remember the difference is to recall that both former and first begin with an F, while both …
Origin of Farey sequence
after English mathematician John Farey (1766–1826), who proposed the terms of the sequence in 1816
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