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Prayer Time

Suppose that every day, ten men go out

for burgers and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they
paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go
something like this....

 

The first four men (the poorest)
would pay nothing.  The fifth would pay $1.  The sixth would
pay $3.  The seventh would pay $7.  The eighth would pay
$12.  The ninth would pay $18.  The tenth man (the richest)
would pay $59.  So, that's what they decided to do.


The ten men ate every day and seemed quite
happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw
them a curve ball. "Since you are all such good customers,"
he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily burgers by
$20".  Burgers for the ten men would now cost just $80.

 

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our
taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would
still eat for free. But what about the other six men ? How
could they divide the  $20 windfall so that everyone would
get his fair share?

 

They realized that $20 divided by

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