Eye of Horus Fractions
In addition to being used as a talisman of protection, the Eye of Horus was also the basis for a fraction system used to record volumes, particularly grain and liquids.
Each part of the Eye of Horus represents a different fractional value.
Each fractional value is half of the next largest value. Half of 1 is 1/2, half of 1/2 is 1/4 and so on, until the smallest value of 1/64 is reached.
Fractions are created by combining sections of the Eye of Horus symbol. Each section has a different value. The complete Eye of Horus has a value of 1. In reality the complete Eye of Horus represents 63/64, which is rounded off to 1.
3/8 is created by combining 1/4 (2/8) + 1/8 = 3/8
7/32 is created by combining 1/8 (4/32) + 1/16 (2/32) + 1/32 = 7/32
3/16 is created by combining 1/2 (8/16) + 1/16 = 3/16