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A better deal (Posted on 2002-06-21) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Yoric the worker came to a fair looking for a job.

There, Arley, an artisan, offered him the following terms:

"I wil pay you once every 67 days, one gold coin for a day of work, minus five coins for upkeep - a total of 62 coins in all!"

Suddenly a competing artisan named Bentley interrupted:

"Don't work for Arley, come work for me instead. I will also give you one coin a day, minus five for upkeep, but I will pay you every 57 days instead of 67. That's right, stick with me, and you'll get your 52 coins a whole ten days faster!"

Even though he wasn't very good at math, Yoric was a smart fellow and quickly figured out who was offering a better deal. Can you do it without using a calculator or performing complex fractional arithmetics?

See The Solution Submitted by vohonam    
Rating: 2.5263 (19 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
solution-haven't lookedsean2005-08-29 01:31:53
Solutionsolutionnat2005-04-26 02:15:23
re: ok...John2005-01-24 19:39:11
ok...lalaine2004-10-29 15:04:51
uh...am I right?Paloma2004-06-05 00:14:22
AnswearPieater2004-03-01 12:42:04
SolutionREALLY easyLewis2003-06-10 10:22:10
SolutioneasyNich2003-06-10 10:12:16
SolutionGautam Joshi2003-01-18 22:54:33
SolutionKinda ezAlfred2003-01-13 18:21:03
Some ThoughtsPer day paychakravarthi2002-12-29 05:48:02
Some ThoughtsHi Levik is great editor ! . I really appreciate you Levik !vohonam2002-06-21 12:08:30
Solutionphew, an easy one from vohonamHappy2002-06-21 11:48:56
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