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An algorithm for finding a unit fraction expression for any fraction is the Greedy Method. To use the Greedy Method on fraction X. Start with the largest unit fraction less then fraction X. Then continue in the same manner to represent the remaining value.

5/8th imperial measure or .625 in decimal.

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