You've got three boxes with apples. You know that:
1. In box A there are 6 apples less, or double the number of apples, than in box B.
2. in box C there are 5 apples more than in box A, or 5 less apples than in box B.
3. There are at least two boxes with the same number of apples in them.
How many apples are in each box?
Let B be the number of apples in box B. The following possibilities exist for boxes A and C
B - 6 B - 1
B - 6 B - 5
2B 2B + 5
2B B - 5
It doesn't seem possible for two to be equal.
Edited on March 15, 2007, 8:28 am
Posted by Charlie
on 2007-03-15 08:25:17