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 07-29-2007 #1 Ben H Guest   Posts: n/a Mensa Puzzle - Basic Math? Rebecca and Chloe are counting their savings.If Rebecca gives Chloe \$8 they will both have the same amount of money. If Chloe gives Rebecca \$8 Rebecca will have five times as much as Chloe.Who has what?
 07-29-2007 #2 Rambooze Guest   Posts: n/a Rebecca 32 Chloe 16
 07-29-2007 #3 absynthian Guest   Posts: n/a the math part works if chloe has 4 and rebecca has 12here's how to set up the equations:c=r-8r+8=5cr=5c-8substituting the last equation for r into the firstc=5c-8-816=4cc=4and r=12however since chloe does not have \$8 to give it is a mute point.
 07-29-2007 #4 div Guest   Posts: n/a 16 n 32 yup thts right

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