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For The Mathematically Inclined

Anil Saigal

Problem 1:

In a certain country ½ of 5 = 3. If the same proportion holds, what is the value of 1/3 of 10?

Problem 2:
Three brothers live in a farm. They agreed to buy new seeds: Adam and Ben would go and Charlie stayed to protect fields. Ben bought 75 sacks of wheat in the market whereas Adam bought 45 sacks. At home, they split the sacks equally. Charlie had paid 1400 dollars for the wheat. How many dollars did Ben and Adam get of the sum, considering equal split of the sacks?

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Problems from 01/19/17

Problem 1:
What is the next number in the following series?

Problem 2:
What is the next number in the following series?

Congratulations to Ramachandran Balakrishna, Avani Bhargava, Avanish Gowrishankar and Aditya Kaushik, who were winners of the last set of puzzles.

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