# The “Cattle Problem.” By Archimedies 251 B. C.

The “Cattle Problem.” By Archimedies 251 B. C. THE "CATTLE PROBLEit" BY ARCHIIIEDIES 261 B. C., By A. B. BILL, Bil11boro, DU11.oi1. Compute, 0 stranger! the number of of cattle of Helios, which once grazed on the plains of Sicily, divided according to their color, to wit: 1st White Bulls Black2Bulls + Black3Bull~+ y.,uow Bulls. Bulls=! and j- of the Dappled Bulls+the Yellow. 2nd Black 3rd Dappled Bulls=t and l of the White Bulls+the Y cllow Bulls. 4th The White cows= I and l of the Black Herd,Bulls and Cows=Herd. 5th The Black cows-! and } of the Dappled Herd. 6th The Dappled cows=! and t of the Yellow Herd. 7th The Yellow cows=! and t of the White Herd. He who can answer the above is no novice in numbers. Nevertheless he is not yet skilled in wise calculations! but come considt>r also all the follow­ ing numerical relations between the Oxen of the Sun. 8th If the White Bulls were combined in one total, with the Black Bulls they would be in a figure equal in depth and breadth and the far stretch­ ing plains of Thrinacia would be covered by the figure (square) formed. by them. l)th Should the Yellow anrl Dappled Bulls be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Mathematical Monthly Taylor & Francis

# The “Cattle Problem.” By Archimedies 251 B. C.

, Volume 2 (5): 2 – May 1, 1895

## The “Cattle Problem.” By Archimedies 251 B. C.

, Volume 2 (5): 2 – May 1, 1895

### Abstract

THE "CATTLE PROBLEit" BY ARCHIIIEDIES 261 B. C., By A. B. BILL, Bil11boro, DU11.oi1. Compute, 0 stranger! the number of of cattle of Helios, which once grazed on the plains of Sicily, divided according to their color, to wit: 1st White Bulls Black2Bulls + Black3Bull~+ y.,uow Bulls. Bulls=! and j- of the Dappled Bulls+the Yellow. 2nd Black 3rd Dappled Bulls=t and l of the White Bulls+the Y cllow Bulls. 4th The White cows= I and l of the Black Herd,Bulls and Cows=Herd. 5th The Black cows-! and } of the Dappled Herd. 6th The Dappled cows=! and t of the Yellow Herd. 7th The Yellow cows=! and t of the White Herd. He who can answer the above is no novice in numbers. Nevertheless he is not yet skilled in wise calculations! but come considt>r also all the follow­ ing numerical relations between the Oxen of the Sun. 8th If the White Bulls were combined in one total, with the Black Bulls they would be in a figure equal in depth and breadth and the far stretch­ ing plains of Thrinacia would be covered by the figure (square) formed. by them. l)th Should the Yellow anrl Dappled Bulls be

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1930-0972
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10.1080/00029890.1895.11998630
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### Abstract

THE "CATTLE PROBLEit" BY ARCHIIIEDIES 261 B. C., By A. B. BILL, Bil11boro, DU11.oi1. Compute, 0 stranger! the number of of cattle of Helios, which once grazed on the plains of Sicily, divided according to their color, to wit: 1st White Bulls Black2Bulls + Black3Bull~+ y.,uow Bulls. Bulls=! and j- of the Dappled Bulls+the Yellow. 2nd Black 3rd Dappled Bulls=t and l of the White Bulls+the Y cllow Bulls. 4th The White cows= I and l of the Black Herd,Bulls and Cows=Herd. 5th The Black cows-! and } of the Dappled Herd. 6th The Dappled cows=! and t of the Yellow Herd. 7th The Yellow cows=! and t of the White Herd. He who can answer the above is no novice in numbers. Nevertheless he is not yet skilled in wise calculations! but come considt>r also all the follow­ ing numerical relations between the Oxen of the Sun. 8th If the White Bulls were combined in one total, with the Black Bulls they would be in a figure equal in depth and breadth and the far stretch­ ing plains of Thrinacia would be covered by the figure (square) formed. by them. l)th Should the Yellow anrl Dappled Bulls be

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The American Mathematical MonthlyTaylor & Francis

Published: May 1, 1895