

Sam Loyds Laundry Puzzle  Solution
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The 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 onethird of the collars, it should cost but twentyseven 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. 
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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 onethird 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. 
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