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Beasts of Burden

While traveling, Hanak Tade Maia and Beremiz meet 3 men who inherited 35 camels. The will prescribes that the oldest son gets 1/2, the middle son 1/3, and the youngest 1/9. The men quarrel because they don’t want to cut up animals.

Mathematical excerpts from The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan

August 12, 2010 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment