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How Clever Friends Lose Their Cleverness

One fourth of Sarasa birds are seen in the midst of a cluster of lotuses, 1/9 and 1/4 parts thereof as well as seven times the square root move on a mountain. Then, in the midst of blossomed vakula trees the remainder is found to be 56 in number. O, you clever friend, tell me exactly how many birds there are altogether.


Source: Mahavira, India, 9th century