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His head weighed as much as his tail and half his body, and his body weighed as much as his head and tail together. What was the weight of the fish ? Let 2x = the weight of the body in pounds.
Algebraical Problems, Producing Simple and Quadratic Equations, with Their ... - Page 157
by Miles Bland - 1841 - 438 pages

The Mathematical Repository: Containing Analytical Solutions of Near Five ...

James Dodson - Algebra - 1775 - 356 pages
...XXVIII. A filb was caught whofe tail weighed gib, his head weighed as much as his tail aid ,¡ hi» body ; and his body weighed as much as his head and tail : What did the fitti weigh ? Suppofe the body weighed *lb. * x Then ----- pj — — weight of the bead ; And (head...

Mathematics: Compiled from the Best Authors and Intended to be the ..., Volume 1

Mathematics - 1801 - 444 pages
...Ana. 233 for one and 142 for the other. 7. There is a fish, whose fail weighs 9lb. his head weighs as much as his tail and half his body, and his body weighs as much as his head and his tail ; what is the • whole wejght of the fish ? Ans. 72lb. 8....

An Introduction to Algebra: With Notes and Observations; Designed for the ...

John Bonnycastle - Algebra - 1806 - 234 pages
...what is its whole length ? Ans. 24 feet. 9. There is a fifl1 whofe tail weighs gib. his head weighs as much as his tail and half his body, and his body weighs as much as his head and his tail; what is the whole weight of the filh ? Ans. 72\$. 10. After...

An Introduction to Algebra: With Notes and Observations : Designed for the ...

John Bonnycastle - Algebra - 1818 - 328 pages
...will they meet ? Ans. 6 days 13f hours. 24. There is a fish whose tail weighs Sib., his head weighs as much as his tail and half his body, and his body weighs as much as his head and his tail ; what is the whole weight of the fish ? . Aas. THb. 25. It...

Elements of Geometry

Adrien Marie Legendre - Geometry - 1819 - 576 pages
...what was the time past ? Ans. 54 years. 59. There is a fish whose tail weighs 9lbs., his head weighs as much as his tail and half his body, and his body weighs as much as his head and tail : what is the whole weight of the fish 2 .'lus. 721 bs. 60. There...

Geometrical Problems Deducible from the First Six Books of Euclid, Arranged ...

Miles Bland - Geometry - 1821 - 898 pages
...= the price of гх Ibs. of beef, and TX = the price of 2¿r Ibs. of mutton, and sa? = 7x + 24; Л x = 24 ; whence 48 Ibs. were sent for. 43. A Fish...much as his head and tail. What did the fish weigh ? .: 9 + 9 + ¿r = 2* ; by transposition, 18 = x ; Л the fish weighed 36 + 27 + 9 = 72 Ibs. 44. The...

An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: Theoretical and Practical

James Ryan, Robert Adrain - Algebra - 1824 - 542 pages
...685 and 1644 dollars respectively. Prob. 23. A Fish was caught, whose tail weighed 91hs. ; his heai weighed as much as his tail, and half his body , and...as his head and tail. What did the fish weigh Let 2x= the number of Ibs. the body weighed ; then 9+^==the weight of the tail ; .-. 9 + 9+a:=2a; ; by...

An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: Theoretical and Practical

James Ryan - Algebra - 1824 - 548 pages
...respectively. Prob. 23. A Fish was caught, whose tail weighed 91bs. ; his head weighed as much as bis tail, aud half his body ; and his body weighed as much as his head and tail. What did the fish weigh Let 2x— the number of Ibs. the body weighed ; then 9+a;=the weight of the4a&fc*<& .-. 9+ 9+a:=2a; ; by...