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How much to buy a Horse?

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Three men wish to buy a horse but none have a sufficient amount of money for the purchase; to do so they must borrow from each other: the first asks for 1/2 of the second's bezants and 1/3 of the third's; the second asks for 1/4 of the third's bezants and 1/5 of the first's; and the third asks for 1/6 of the first's and 1/7 of the second's. How much money does each man have and what is the price of the horse? (Fibonacci, Liber Abaci, 1202) Click here to reveal the answer

"How much to buy a Horse?," Loci (December 2004)

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