Weekly Problem 33 - 2008

Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Quince, quonce, and quance are three types of fruit. Seven quince weigh the same as four quonce, and five quonce weigh the same as six quance.

                           quince and quonce              quonce and quance           
Put the fruit into order of weight, heaviest last.

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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