On fractions

Every strictly positive rational number can be obtained in a unique manner by a succession of applications of functions N and D on the number 1, where N and D are defined by the following equations:
N(x) = 1 + x
D(x) =  1
       1 + -
We can associate any strictly positive rational number to an element of an inductive type with one constructor for one, and two other constructors representing the functions N and D.
Define this inductive type.

Build the function that takes an element of this type defined and returns the numerator and denominator of the corresponding reduced fraction.


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Note: this file solution contains also a proof that the fraction we compute is irreducible. We admit Bezout's equality. Notice that we use techniques described in the chapter devoted to inductive predicates

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Pierre Castéran