# Thread: Brain Teasers - Papper picking?

1. YahooHoo
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## 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?

2. Entry Level Fresher
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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...

3. Entry Level Fresher
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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

4. Entry Level Fresher
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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

5. Entry Level Fresher
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Hi sahil
U are too intelligent yaar

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

7. Entry Level Fresher
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Thanks for solving in detail.