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For The Mathematically Inclined

Anil Saigal

Problem 1
A brick weighs one pound plus half of the brick. What is the weight of one brick?
Problem 2:
An intelligent trader travels from 1 place to another carrying 3 sacks having 30 coconuts each.No sack can hold more than 30 coconuts. On the way he passes through 30 checkpoints and on each checkpoint he has to give 1 coconut for each sack he is carrying. How many coconuts are left in the end? 


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Problems from 09/28/17

Problem 1
Two ladies played cards for candy; the winner received one piece per game from the loser. When it was time for one of the ladies to go home, one lady had won three games, while the other lady had a profit of three pieces of candy. How many individual games had they played?
Problem 2:
In two decks of cards, what is the least amount of cards you must take to be guaranteed at least one four-of-a-kind?

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