Domestic Complications


Here is a pretty little tangle from the ordinary affairs of life, which the good housewife solved in a minute, but which drove a mathematician to the verge of insanity.

Smith, Jones and Brown were great friends. After Brown's wife died, his niece kept house for him. Smith was also a widower, and lived with his daughter. When Jones got married, he and his wife suggested that they all live together. Each one of the party (male and female) was to contribute $25.00 on the first of the month for household expenses, and what remained at the end of the month was to be equally divided.

The first month's expenses were $92.00. When the remainder was distributed, each received an even number of dollars without fractions. How much money did each receive, and why?
Solution



Bookmark Thinks.com at Del.icio.us! Digg Thinks.com at Digg.com! Bookmark Thinks.com at Google.com! Bookmark Thinks.com at stumbleupon! Bookmark Thinks.com at Spurl.net! Bookmark Thinks.com at Simpy.com! Blink this Thinks.com at blinklist.com! Bookmark Thinks.com at Furl.net! Bookmark Thinks.com at reddit.com! Bookmark Thinks.com at Fark.com! Bookmark Thinks.com at blogmarks! Bookmark Thinks.com at YahooMyWeb! Bookmark Thinks.com at Ma.gnolia.com! Bookmark Thinks.com at Netvouz!

Demand Media