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Fore-Wheel of a Four-Wheel Carriage

The fore-wheel of a carriage makes 6 revolutions more than the hind-wheel in going 120 yards; but if the circumference of each were increased by 3 feet, the fore-wheel would make only 4 revolutions more than the hind one in the same space. What is the circumference of each?


Source: John Colenso’s The Elements of Algebra Designed for the Use of Schools, 1849.