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Food for Thought

Hanak Tade Maia (HTM) has 3 loaves of bread; Beremiz has 5.
They meet a hungry man named Salem Nasair (SN), who offers to pay them 8 pieces of gold if they share their bread with him.
Later, SN indeed offers 3 pieces of gold to HTM and 5 to Beremiz.
Beremiz objects, arguing that he should get 7 pieces of gold and HTM only 1.

Mathematical excerpts from The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan

August 12, 2010 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment