A man went to a draper and bought a length of cloth 35 braccia long to make a suit of clothes. The draper told him that when it was shrunk and clipped, every 7 braccia would shrink 1 braccia. The man took him at his word, but instead for every 6 braccia, the cloth shrank 1. How much cloth did the man lack?
Nicola Tartaglia, General Tratto, 1556Click here to reveal the answer