Weekly Problem 28 - 2009
How much does $u$ litres of unleaded cost in terms of the cost per litre of 4 star petrol?
In ancient Rome they used the following units of length:
5 pedes = 1 passus,
125 passus = 1 stadium.
The atrium (courtyard) of Marcus' home was a square with each side 50 pedes long.
How many times did Marcus have to walk round his atrium to complete his daily exercise of 8 stadia?
Can you write your answer in Roman numerals?
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