The Pearl Necklace Puzzle - Solution

The Puzzle:

The Pearl Necklace
A pearl necklace has 33 pearls with the largest and most valuable in the middle.

Starting from one end, each successive pearl is worth $100 more than the one before (up to the middle one), but starting from the other end each pearl is worth $150 more than the one before, up to the big pearl. The whole necklace is worth $65 000.

What is the value of the middle pearl?

Our Solution:

The value of the central pearl is $3000.

The pearl at one end (from which they increased in value by $100): $1400.

The pearl at the other end: $600.

Puzzle Author: Stephen Froggatt

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