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Making poverty history (Posted on 2006-02-19) Difficulty: 3 of 5
On New Years Day, Penny resolved to make poverty history.

Unfortunately Penny was penniless and asking her relatives for cash seemed a bit passe, so she asked them to contribute goats.

Frankie, Mark, Dolly, Squidly, Ruby and Draco each sent goat vouchers. Each of the vouchers was for a three figure number of goats. Penny was delighted with the response, over 5200 goats in total. Even better, she found that after using 11 of the goats to pay local administrative expenses, each of the beneficiaries would receive exactly 32 goats.

Curiously she noticed that the each of the donations was the product of exactly six prime numbers. If Frankie gave more than Mark, who gave more than Dolly, who gave more than Squidly, who gave more than Ruby, who gave more than Draco, how many did each give?

No Solution Yet Submitted by goFish    
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re(2): computer solution | Comment 3 of 9 |
(In reply to re: computer solution by Mindrod)

Everything behind the apostroph is a comment-, a remark.

In the program dv was at 7, then it said
dv = dv + 4 (dv is then 7+4 = 11) next line was
dv = dv + 2 (dv is then 11+2=13) and so on

Charlie used the apostroph and the numbers to keep track where he was, at which number.

  Posted by Hugo on 2006-02-19 13:05:09
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