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Calculate a Triangle

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If two Post-boys, A and B, at 59 miles distance from one another, set out in the morning in order to meet, and A rides 7 miles in 2 hours, and B 8 miles in three hours, and B begins his journey one hour later than A, find what number of miles A will ride before he meets B.

Isaac Newton, Universal Arithmetick, 1728

"Calculate a Triangle," Loci (July 2006)

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