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Pearls of Wisdom

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The third part of a necklace of pearls, broken in a lover's quarrel, fell to the ground; its fifth part rested on the couch; the sixth part was saved by the wench, and the tenth part was taken by her lover; six pearls remained.  How many pearls composed the necklace?

S'ridhara, India (ca 900)

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"Pearls of Wisdom," Loci (July 2006)

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