Yaakov (Jacob) greets Eisav (Esau)

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Yaakov (Jacob) sent to Eisav (Esau) 200 she-goats, 20 he-goats, 200 ewes, 20 rams, 30 female camels, 30 male camels, 40 cows, 10 bulls, 20 she-donkeys and 10 he-donkeys. Rashi said that these ratios are the ones that should be used to set up an effective farm [Rashi on Bereishis (Genesis) 32:15].

 

 

 

How many male goats to each female goat?

20:200; 1:10

How many female camels to male camels?

30:30; 1:1

How many cows to bulls?

40:10; 4:1

How many she-donkeys to he-donkeys

20:10; 2:1

In total how many male animals for each female animal?

490:90; 49:9; 5.4:1

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