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#1 2013-03-13 23:50:06

Agnishom
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The Sweets Problem

In a school, there are 4 more students in Class A than in
Class B, and 4 more students in Class B than in Class C. As
a reward for good behavior, a teacher decides to give out some sweets. Every student in class C got 5 more sweets
than every student in Class B, and every student in Class B got 3 more sweets than every student in Class A. As it turns
out, Class A got 10 more sweets than Class B, and Class B
got 14 more sweets than Class C. How many sweets were
given out in all?


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#2 2013-03-14 00:36:18

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Re: The Sweets Problem

Hi Agnishom;

Last edited by bobbym (2013-03-14 00:54:48)


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#3 2013-03-14 00:55:00

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Re: The Sweets Problem

hi Agnishom

I'm getting



Bob


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#4 2013-03-14 02:48:23

Agnishom
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Re: The Sweets Problem

You all are correct but how to solve it?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda
 

#5 2013-03-14 03:38:27

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hi Agnishom,


Bob

Last edited by bob bundy (2013-03-14 03:38:46)


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#6 2013-03-14 03:41:05

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Hi Agnishom;

Just a bunch of linear equations. Not too difficult to do.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

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