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Quantum CyberTeaser: September/October 2000


B301

Be fruitful and multiply. One day all of Mrs. Brown's grandchildren came to visit her. There was a bowl of apples and pears on the kitchen table. Mrs. Brown gave each child the same number of pieces of fruit without keeping track of which kind. Bobby got 1/8 of all the apples and 1/10 of all the pears. How many grandchildren did Mrs. Brown have?

Solution

"One for Francesca, one for Daniel, one for Stasi, one for Matt ..."

The winners:

  • Jerold Lewandowski (Troy, New York)
  • Bruno Konder (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Dimitrios Vardis (Ithaki, Greece)
  • Theo Koupelis (Wasau, Wisconsin)
  • Nick Fonarev (Staten Island, New York)
  • Christopher Franck (Playa Del Rey, California)
  • Gianluca Crippa (Dervio, Italy)
  • Jacopo De Simoi (Treviso, Italy)
  • Michael Brill (Morrisville, Pennsylvania)
  • Marco Devigili (Verona, Italy)

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