I’ll Stay on Land...Olde Beef?
Suppose the sea allowance for the common men to be 5 lb’s of beef, and 3 lb’s of biscuit a day, for a mess of 4 people; and that the price of the first is 2 1/2 d. per lb. and of the second 1 1/2 d. now, if the ship’s company be such that the meat they eat cost the government 12 guineas per day, what must they pay for their bread per week?
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Source: Bonnycastle’s Scholar’s Guide to Arithmetic, 1780
