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Quiz of the Month (March 2008)

Hector C. Parr

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SOLUTION TO LAST MONTH'S QUIZ

  1.  512,820
  2.  315,789,473,684,210,526
  3.  4,137,931,034,482,758,620,689,655,172

Notes.

Starting with the given first digit, divide it by the given divisor, and then continue the division sum. As each digit of the quotient is found, copy it into the dividend. The process ends when the given first digit occurs in the quotient without a corresponding carry digit.

THIS MONTH'S QUIZ

A rich businessman died leaving 242,000 to be shared between the 100 remaining inhabitants of the village in which he had lived. Each man received 6000, each woman received 4000 and each child 1000.

1. If you are asked to calculate the number of children in the village, how many possible answers are there?

2. If you are told also that the number of women is 10 more than the number of men, then how many children are there?

3. Alternatively, if you are told that the number of men is 6 more than the number of women, then how many children must there be?

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