(related to Problem: The Market Women)

The price received was in every case $105$ farthings. Therefore the greatest number of women is eight, as the goods could only be sold at the following rates: $105$ lbs. at $1$ farthing, $35$ at $3,$ $21$ at $5,$ $15$ at $7,$ $7$ at $15,$ $5$ at $21,$ $3$ at $35,$ and $1$ lb. at $105$ farthings.

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