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Under Seige

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One hundred men besieged in a castle, have sufficient food to allow each one bread to the weight of 14 lot a day for ten months.  Seven months and twenty days later, they are warmed that the castle can receive no help for four months longer.  How much bread should each man be allotted, counting each month as thirty days? (Rudolff, Kunstliche rechnung, 1526)

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"Under Seige," Loci (February 2006)

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