Solution to the Question

Solution to the Question in our last week’s Paper, by Mr. Bonner.

By submitting x and y for the two numbers, and proceeding according to the nature of the question, the two numbers will be found to be 30 and 63. The Question was also accurately answered by Mr. William Bell of Leicester; Mr. William Lester and Mr. John Bull, both of Sheepshead; Mr. Edward Bayly of Griffidam; Mr. Jaques Husband of Newbold nr. Coleorton; and by Joseph Webster of Loughboro’.


There is a right Cone, the diameter of its Base is 18 inches, and its altitude 144 inches. What distance from the Vortex will you apply a Saw to cut it into two pieces of equal solidity? Sam. Bonner.