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A donkey (D) and a mule (M) were carrying sacks of apples. The donkey groaned so the mule said to him, "Why are you complaining? If you gave me one sack, I would have twice as many as you; if I gave you one of my sacks, then we would have equal loads."

How many sacks was each carrying?

  • Math -

    Start with the second
    M-1=D+1 or M=D+2
    the first statement says:
    (D-1)2=M+1 Or M=2D-3

    so D+2=2D-3
    or D=5 and M=7

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    Thank you!

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