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Under Siege

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 warned 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?

Künstliche Rechnung, Christoff Rudolff, 1526

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"Under Siege," Convergence (February 2006)