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Bananas (Posted on 2006-08-28) Difficulty: 2 of 5
100 monkeys have together 1600 bananas. Show that at least four monkeys have the same number of bananas.

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re(2): My morning breakfast (sanity is restored) | Comment 9 of 10 |
(In reply to re: My morning breakfast by JLo)

JLo:

There is no paradox, just an arithmetic error.  While I also might have made an error, I think that

(3 + 3i)bananas / (2 + 4i) monkeys is unambiguously

(.9 - .3i) monkeys/ banana.

Single answer.

  Posted by Steve Herman on 2006-09-01 13:08:49

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