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A Ration Problem (Posted on 2006-12-20) Difficulty: 2 of 5
A ship sails with a supply of rations for 60 days at a daily allowance of 2.1 pounds of food per head. After sailing for 20 days, the ship encounters a storm in which five members of the crew are washed overboard .

The damages sustained by the ship add a 24 days delay to the trip; thus, each crew memberís allowance must be reduced to 1.5 pounds of food per head.

Find the original number of members of the crew.

See The Solution Submitted by K Sengupta    
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solutionDave2006-12-21 09:14:30
SolutionSolutione.g.2006-12-20 10:45:56
SolutionSolution?vilnius2006-12-20 10:39:10
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