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?
let hasDivisor(n) = let upperBound = bigint(sqrt(double(n))) [2I..upperBound] |> Seq.exists (fun x -> n % x = 0I) let isPrime(n) = if n = 1I then false else not(hasDivisor(n)) // define the sequence of prime numbers let primeSeq = Seq.unfold (fun state -> if state >= 3I then Some(state, state+2I) else Some(state, state+1I)) 1I |> Seq.filter isPrime |> Seq.cache // define function to find the prime denominators for a number n let getPrimeFactors n = let rec getPrimeFactorsRec denominators n = if n = 1I then denominators else let denominator = primeSeq |> Seq.filter (fun x -> n % x = 0I) |> Seq.head getPrimeFactorsRec (denominators @ [denominator]) (n/denominator) getPrimeFactorsRec  n let totient n = let primeFactors = getPrimeFactors n |> Seq.distinct n * (primeFactors |> Seq.map (fun n' -> n'-1I) |> Seq.reduce (*)) / (primeFactors |> Seq.reduce (*)) let f n = [2I..n] |> List.map totient |> List.sum let answer = f 1000000I
The Farey sequence of order n contains all of the members of the Farey sequences of lower orders. In particular Fn contains all of the members of Fn?1, and also contains an additional fraction for each number that is less than n and coprime to n. Thus F6 consists of F5 together with the fractions 1?6 and 5?6. The middle term of a Farey sequence Fn is always 1?2, for n > 1.
From this, we can relate the lengths of Fn and Fn?1 using Euler’s totient function ?(n) :
Given that F1 = 0 in our case, F2 = 0 + totient 2, F3 = totient 2 + totient 3, and so on, and therefore Fn = totient 2 + totient 3 + … totient n.
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