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sasogeek
 4 years ago
A mule and a donkey were going to market, laden with wheat. The mule said, "if you give me one measure, I should carry twice as much as you, but if I give you 1 measure, we should have equal burdens." what were each of their burdens?
sasogeek
 4 years ago
A mule and a donkey were going to market, laden with wheat. The mule said, "if you give me one measure, I should carry twice as much as you, but if I give you 1 measure, we should have equal burdens." what were each of their burdens?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0God, I have no idea how to solve this. Maybe if I sat down for a while and worked on it...

sasogeek
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok well i'll go ahead and solve it then? anyone solving it behind scenes so that i'll wait a while or i should go ahead?

sasogeek
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1lemme know what you got

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0in fact i know i have it because the answer checks. so i will keep quiet

sasogeek
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1keep quiet? why lol, just go for it :D at least i know Laura said she won't be able to solve it after looking at it, you might wanna help her out :)

y2o2
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i made it like that: (x+1) = 2(y1) and (x1) = (y+1)

sasogeek
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1let donkey's burden = x let mule's burden = y when donkey gives mule 1 measure, donkey's new burden = x1 , and mule's new burden = y+1, but mules new burden (y+1) is twice donkey's new burden 2(x1) => y+1=2(x1)................... equation 1 when mule gives donkey 1 measure, mule's new burden = y1 and donkey's new burden = x+1 but when mule gives 1 measure, their new burdens are the same => y1 = x+1..................... equation 2 solve the simultaneous equation :)

sasogeek
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well issue resolved now and we're all happy :D i wish i could write that in latex but it'll take me forever, i'm so slow with latex :(
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