Indian Mathematics: A Miser’s Donation
O good-minded guy! A miser gave to a beggar 1/2 x 2/3 x 3/4 x 1/5 x 1/16 x 1/4th part of a dramma. If you know compound fractions well then, my dear child, tell me how much money the miser gave to the beggar?
Bhaskaracharya – II, asks this question in his celebrated work Lilavati. Did you know that those fractional values are not random numbers but carefully chosen? Know the humorous dimension of serious mathematics!
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