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Old 03-02-2005, 10:56 AM
Nick Maclaren
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Franz Heymann wrote:

Have you read Charles Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll) on the question
of how many cats it takes to kill rats in a given time?

No, but I look forward to hearing where he wrote that.

"The Monthly Packet", February 1880. It is on pages 140-142 of
The Magic of Lewis Carrol by John Fisher (Penguin), but my copy
was published in 1975.

If all the animals are reasonably spaced, I guess the number killed
per unit time is proportional to the product of the number of cats and

You've got to the first step.

Nick Maclaren.