For The Mathematically Inclined


Anil Saigal 08/23/2016
Problem 1 A parent rewards a child with 50 cents for each correctly solved mathematics problem and fines the child 30 cents for each incorrectly solved problem. If the child nets $22.00 after 100 problems. How many problems were solved correctly? Problem 2 In a group of 200 high school students, 36 are taking biology, 52 are taking Spanish, and 126 are taking neither biology nor Spanish. If one of these 200 students is to be chosen at random, what is the probability that the student chosen is taking biology but not Spanish?
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Problems from 08/11/16
Problem 1 If, 1 = 49 2 = 51 3 = 52 then 4 = ? Problem 2 What is the missing number in the series: 3, 5, 13, 43, 177, ??, 5353 Solution 891.
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