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For The Mathematically Inclined

Anil Saigal

Problem 1
In three more years, Ram's grandfather will be six times as old as Ram was last year. When Ram's present age is added to his grandfather's present age, the total is 68. How old is each one now? 
Problem 2:
One-half of Heather's age two years from now plus one-third of her age three years ago is twenty years. How old is she now?


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Problems from 10/12/17

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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