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Topic: Rhind papyrus problem about harmonic mean
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Pat Ballew

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Rhind papyrus problem about harmonic mean
Posted: Oct 18, 2012 3:07 PM
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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 off-line. 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
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