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For The Mathematically Inclined

Anil Saigal

Problem 1:
Jay ate 1/3 of a bag of peanuts, Meera ate 1/4 of the remaining in the bag of peanuts, Anu ate 1/2 of the remaining bag of peanuts, Pal ate 10 peanuts, there are 71 peanuts left. Hon many peanuts were in the bags?

Problem 2:
A monkey fell in 23 meters deep well. Every day it climbs 3 meters, at night it dropped back by 2m. On what day it gets out from the well?


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Problems 07/18/19

Problem 1:
Amit, Balram, and Chandra are weighed in pairs. Amit and Balram together weigh 98 pounds, Balram and Chandra weigh 90 pounds, and Chandra and Amit weigh 92 pounds. What is Amit's weight?

Problem 2:
Aarti, Beena, and Chetali are again weighed in pairs.  Aarti and Beena weigh 90 pounds and  Beena and Chetali weigh 75 pounds. If none of them weighs more than twice the weight of the other. What is maximum Beena can weigh?

Congratulations to Kishore Balsara, Baldev Luhar and Bharath Venkataraman who were the winners of the last set of puzzles.

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