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Problem 72


Problem 72


Counting fractions

Consider the fraction, n/d, where n and d are positive integers. If n < d and HCF(n,d)=1, it is called a reduced proper fraction.

If we list the set of reduced proper fractions for d ≤ 8 in ascending order of size, we get:

1/8, 1/7, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4, 2/7, 1/3, 3/8, 2/5, 3/7, 1/2, 4/7, 3/5, 5/8, 2/3, 5/7, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 6/7, 7/8

It can be seen that there are 21 elements in this set.

How many elements would be contained in the set of reduced proper fractions for d ≤ 1,000,000?


分数计数

考虑形如n/d的分数,其中n和d均为正整数。如果n < d且其最大公约数为1,则该分数称为最简真分数。

如果我们将d ≤ 8的最简真分数构成的集合按大小升序列出,我们得到:

1/8, 1/7, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4, 2/7, 1/3, 3/8, 2/5, 3/7, 1/2, 4/7, 3/5, 5/8, 2/3, 5/7, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 6/7, 7/8

可以看出该集合中共有21个元素。

d ≤ 1,000,000的最简真分数构成的集合中共有多少个元素?