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If 12 cattle eat up 3 1/3 acres of meadow in 4 weeks and 21 cattle eat up 10 acres of exactly similar meadow in 9 weeks, how many cattle shall eat up 36 acres in 18 weeks? (Hint: The grass continues to grow.) (Isaac Newton, Universal Arithmetic, 1707)

"Free Fertilizer," Loci (April 2004)

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