Start with 1/p+1/q+1/r=1, because we can see by inspection that, say, p and q are 2 and 3. That leaves 1/6, so the closest approach to 1 is 1/7 (making 1/6 just a bit smaller. 1/2+1/3+1/7=41/42, so p,q,r,t are 2,3,7,43 (just a bit smaller than 42). We can keep doing this, because these add up to 1805/1806, so the next fraction is 1/1807 and so on.
And the same reasoning applies to the first part: p=3,q=7,r=43.
It is (just) possible to coax Wolframalpha to compute the 9th and 10th members of the sequence without either running out of space on the input bar or exceeding the standard computation time. Any suggestions how to do it?
Edited on November 25, 2012, 11:58 am

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