Excerpt from Learning to Think
I would first weigh an ounce of wheat out of the bag, and count the number of grains in that one ounce. Then I would weigh the whole bag together, to see how many ounces there were in all. If, after that, I multiplied the number of grains in one ounce by the number of ounces in the whole bag, it would give me the amount of grains altogether and this might be done, if a pair of scales were near, in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour.
I should never have thought of that plan, however; but what is the use of learning to count the grains in a bag of wheat P.
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