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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?

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re: solution and discussion Comment 4 of 4 |
(In reply to solution and discussion by Charlie)

Nice solution! It seems there's no limit to the number of chairs sold, just the number of customers.

Probably exactly the result the store would like.

Edited on October 31, 2014, 11:53 am
  Posted by broll on 2014-10-31 11:38:39

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