Posted by rick on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11:46am.
The queen asked her cook how many guests had attended a recent banquet. “I do not know, my lady” he said, “but every two guests shared a plate of fruit between them, every three used a bowl of broth among them, and every four shared a platter of beef. I used 65 serving dishes in all”. The queen was able to compute the number of guests using this information. How many guest were there?

math  Steve, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 12:13pm
g/2 + g/3 + g/4 = 65
13g/12 = 65
g = 60

math  rick, Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 7:57pm
im sorry i really don't get how you got that

math  rick, Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 8:03pm
as in where did you get the 13g/12=65
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