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Need to lend a tenner?

No interest ever.

Just a fee for my end,

A third of what I lend.

Falling short of the fee?

I will lend it to thee!

What do I lend you all together?

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  • $\begingroup$ Part of the puzzle here is trying to work out what your words could possibly mean. $\endgroup$ – Rosie F Sep 29 at 7:22
  • $\begingroup$ @RosieF it has the British lower-class usage of "lend" to mean borrow $\endgroup$ – Grump. Sep 29 at 7:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Grump., lower-class, well I'm offended ... :) $\endgroup$ – Adam Sep 29 at 21:35
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Here goes!

From the origins of a tenner
We have a geometric progressor
To 10 we add its third
And to this we add its third
This continues for infinity
With 15 as its affinity
And so it's a tenner times three over two
As the amount I now owe to you.

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    $\begingroup$ +1 What, it even rhymes! I feel like a caveman sitting here fiddling with my boring formula. $\endgroup$ – Wolff Sep 28 at 17:09

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