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Posted by 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 - , Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 12:13pm

    g/2 + g/3 + g/4 = 65
    13g/12 = 65
    g = 60

  • math - , Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 7:57pm

    im sorry i really don't get how you got that

  • math - , Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 8:03pm

    as in where did you get the 13g/12=65

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