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    Default Brain Teasers - Papper picking?

    Peter picked one pepper more than Paul
    Pat picked one pepper more than Pam
    Peter and Paul picked 10 more peppers than Pat and Pam,
    Peter, Paul, Pat and Pam picked 60 peppers.
    How many peppers did Peter picked?
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    Peter picked 60 peppers as the second last statement could read.
    OR
    After a whole bunch of math:
    I got Peter picked 67/4 lol! did something wrong...

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    I re-did the math and it works!

    A=Peter B=Paul C=Pam D=Pat

    Statements:
    A=B+1
    D=C+1
    A+B=C+D+10
    A+B+C+D=60

    A= ?

    B = A - 1
    D = C +1

    A + (A - 1) = C + (C + 1) + 10
    2A - 1 = 2C +11
    2A = 2C + 12
    A = C + 6

    C = ?

    A = C + 6
    D = C + 1
    B = C + D + 10 - A
    B = C + C+1 + 10 - (C + 6)
    B = 2C + 11 - C - 6
    B = C + 5

    C = 60 - (C+6) - (c+5) - (C+1)
    C = 60 - 6 -c -C - 5 - C - 1
    C = 48 - 3C
    4C = 48
    C = 12

    A = 12 + 6 = 18

    Peter = 18 picked

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    its a simple one, no need for so many math eqns
    total 60: and peter+ paul 10 more than pam ,pat
    so peter+paul=35,pam+pat=25
    peter one more than paul....so peter=18,paul=17...pat=13,pam=12

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    Hi sahil
    U are too intelligent yaar

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    Good one, It is really a brain tester...

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    Thanks for solving in detail.

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