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Mathematical Problem

Mathematical ProblemMathematical Problem - 26 September

This odd little problem in domestic arithmetic was sprung by the cook upon Mrs. Smith when she wanted to know what the grocer charged for such small eggs.

'I paid twelve cents for the lot,' replied Bridget, 'but I made him throw in two extra ones, because they were so little, and you see that made them cost one cent a dozen less than his first asking price!'

Tell now how many eggs she received for her twelve cents?

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  1. x is Original Unit price and y Qty in a Lot
    12x-1= 12*12/(y+2)
    It has multiple solutions. But its mentioned that she paid in cents. So the decimal places will be limited to a max 2.
    So the only possible solution is x=0.75 cents.
    So y=16
    she received 18 eggs

  2. Tarique Azam
    Answ:18 eggs
    X= no in the original lot
    (12/X+2)*12 +1 = (12/X)*12
    144/X+2 +1 = 144/X
    X*X + 2X - 288 =0 gives X=16
    Hence She received 16+2 =18