Math is Fun
Bookmark Add to favorites
link Link here
Math is Fun HomeHome





Top-rated teacher Web sites rated by teacher usage
Edunet site of the week January 2001
Maths Is Fun is ICRA Registered

Copyright © 2009
MathsIsFun.com

Sam Loyds Laundry Puzzle - Solution

Puzzles -> Sam Loyd Puzzles

Sam Loyds Laundry PuzzleThe Puzzle: Charlie and Freddie, having sent their lingerie consisting of thirty pieces to the wash, Freddie calls for the same and explains that as his bundle contains half of the cuffs and but one-third of the collars, it should cost but twenty-seven cents.

As four cuffs cost the same as five colllars, the laundryman wants to know how much he must charge Charlie for the other package.


.
.
.
.
(Scroll down if you really want
to see the Solution ...)

.
.
.
.
.
.

The Solution . . .

It can be seen that if there were thirty pieces of laundry and Freddie was charged 27 cents for half the cuffs and one-third of the collars, there must have been 12 cuffs and 18 collars, so Charlie will owe 39 cents, as collars cost 2 cents and cuffs 2 and a half cents.


Discuss this puzzle at the Math is Fun Forum