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Pandigital Recycling Points (Posted on 2009-05-31) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Richard took glass, metal and plastic items to the recycling plant and received 1 "green point" for every 4 items in each category that he brought in. In any category, items in excess of a multiple of four were not counted, so, for example, if he brought in 21 glass items, 30 metal items and 43 plastic items, he'd earn [21/4] + [30/4] + [43/4] = 5 + 7 + 10 = 22 green points. (The [] square brackets indicate the floor function--the greatest integer not exceeding the value within.)

One week he brought in a 2-digit number of glass items, a larger 2-digit number of metal items and a still larger 2-digit number of plastic items. For each class of item he received a 1-digit number of green points.

Among the three 2-digit numbers and three 1-digit numbers involved, all the non-zero digits, 1 through 9, appeared exactly once.

If I told you the total number of items brought, you'd be able to deduce how many were glass, how many were metal and how many were plastic.

How many of each category were there?

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re(2): analytic solutionCharlie2009-06-03 12:33:02
re: analytic solutionvaradarajan2009-06-03 05:26:11
SolutionNo SubjectDej Mar2009-05-31 18:44:40
analytic solutionDaniel2009-05-31 13:30:35
computer solutionDaniel2009-05-31 13:07:45
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