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Drink Pear Mead in Pairs

B can drink 6 quarts of mead in 4 days; 2/3 of what B drinks equals 1/2 of what A drinks, and also 1/3 of what C drinks; in what time could A and C drink it alone?

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Source: Edward Brooks, New Mental Arithmetic, Phil: Christopher Sower Company, 1873