Search All of the Math Forum:
Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by
Drexel University or The Math Forum.



Rhind papyrus problem about harmonic mean
Posted:
Oct 18, 2012 3:07 PM


I have been told that problem 76 of the papyrus is about making loaves from different substances for which the solution is the harmonic mean. I have been unable to find the problem on line or a good source offline. If someone knows the problem (and perhaps a corrected reference) I would love to have it, or if you know a source, that will also be great.
Thanks for any knowledge you can share.
Pat On a blustery days on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay



