(related to Problem: The Farmer and His Sheep)
The farmer had one sheep only! If he divided this sheep (which is best done by weight) into two parts, making one part two-thirds and the other part one-third, then the difference between these two numbers is the same as the difference between their squares — that is, one-third. Any two fractions will do if the denominator equals the sum of the two numerators.
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