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Fat Cats (Posted on 2002-05-14) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Three fat cats can eat three fat rats in three minutes. How long will it take for thirty three fat cats to eat sixty six fat rats?

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Solution Puzzle Solution: Method III | Comment 19 of 20 |
(In reply to Puzzle Solution: Method II by K Sengupta)

By the given conditions, it follows that 3 cats can eat a certain
number of fat rats (m, say) in an equal number of minutes.

Accordingly, it follows that, 33 cats can eat  m fat rats in m/11
minutes.

Accordingly, substituting m=66, the required number of minutes taken by thirty 33 fat cats to eat 66 fat rats is 66/11 = 6.


  Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-05-13 05:56:19
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