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Pearls of Wisdom

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?

Trisatika (Three Hundred), Sridhara, c. 900

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"Pearls of Wisdom," Convergence (July 2006)