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**Ahmes's Papyrus** -

Back to the Logic PuzzlesAbout 2000 B. C. there lived Ahmes, a royal secretary and mathematician of the Pharaoh Amenemhat III. In 1853 an Englishman Rhind found one of Ahmes's papyruses near the temple of Ramses II. in Thebes. The papyrus is a rectangle 33 cm wide and about 5 m long. There is the following math brain teaser on it (besides others).

100 measures of corn must be divided among 5 workers, so that the second worker gets as many measures more than the first worker, as the third gets more than the second, the fourth more than the third and the fifth more than the fourth. The first two workers shall get seven times less measures of corn than the three others.

How many measures of corn shall each worker get?

**Ahmes's Papyrus - solution**2 equations give a clear answer to the given question:

5w + 10d = 100

7*(2w + d) = 3w + 9d

Where w is amount of corn for the first worker, d is the difference (amount of corn) between two consecutive workers. So this is the solution:

1st worker = 10/6 measures of corn

2nd worker = 65/6 measures of corn

3rd worker = 120/6 (20) measures of corn

4th worker = 175/6 measures of corn

5th worker = 230/6 measures of corn

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**Ahmes's Papyrus - solution**2 equations give a clear answer to the given question:

5w + 10d = 100

7*(2w + d) = 3w + 9d

Where w is amount of corn for the first worker, d is the difference (amount of corn) between two consecutive workers. So this is the solution:

1st worker should have shot the second worker and taken his corn. Doing so would have increased his 10/6 measure of corn to 75/6.

2nd worker (being DeaD to the 4th power would have bled on the 3rd workers 120/6 making it useless for consumption = an extra bag of funky, yet washable corn to the 70-teenth square root of the space time vortex. NOW, if you measures of corn using the square root of how confussed I am at this very moment, the 5th worker will call it a day and get social services to cut him some food stamps, and buy the whole block some Government Cheese wasting 45.832 units of Stampageary thingys because he could have used Jose's next door neighbors dogs Masters uncles WIC check instead making much more sence to Anyone with Any type of Education, DUHHH..

Now you have one guy with corn, One guy with a block of cheese, and me feeling like a complete moron who should have stayed in school instead of smoking all the weed at 15 years old... LMAO

3rd worker = 120/6 (20) measures of corn

4th worker = 175/6 measures of corn

5th worker = 230/6 measures of corn[/quote]