(related to Problem: The Broken Coins)

If the three broken coins when perfect were worth $253$ pence, and are now in their broken condition worth $240$ pence, it should be obvious that $\frac {13}{253}$ of the original value has been lost. And as the same fraction of each coin has been broken away, each coin has lost $\frac {13}{253}$ of its original bulk.

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