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Chairs galore (Posted on 2014-10-31) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A famous furniture store staged a big sale of chairs which attracted numerous customers.
The 1st customer bought 2 chairs plus a half of the remaining chairs.
The 2nd customer bought 3 chairs plus a third of the remaining chairs.
The 3rd customer bought 4 chairs plus a quarter of the remaining chairs
... etc till it was impossible to proceed in the said manner.
How many customers could be accommodated and how many chairs were sold to them?

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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Some Thoughts Galore, indeed | Comment 1 of 4
Well, on first reading it is not clear why there would be any limit on this, except perhaps for the total number of chairs in the world.  But Ady implies there is a limit, so I need to delve more deeply.
  Posted by Steve Herman on 2014-10-31 09:23:59
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