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A Fishy Story

There is a fish, whose tail weighs 9 lb, 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?

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Source: Samuel Webber's Mathematics Compiled from the Best Authors, 1808, p. 313