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Four Numbers

Given 9900 drachmai, let it be divided into four parts; let the second be greater than the first by \(\frac{1}{7}\) of the first; let the third exceed the sum of the first two by 300 drachmai, and let the fourth exceed the sum of the first three by 300 drachmai; find the numbers.

University of Michigan Papyrus Collection (inv. 620), c. 150 CE

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"Four Numbers," Convergence (July 2006)