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The Difference Between Fish and Wine

Two men purchased an 8-gallon cask of wine, and desired to divide it equally; but they had only two measures wherewith to do so, a 5-gallon measure and a 3-gallon measure. How can they perform the division?


Source: Fibonacci's Liber Abaci, 1202