At the beginning of the night three poker players; Alan, Bernie and Craig had money in the ratios 7 : 6 : 5. At the end of the night the ratio was 6 : 5 : 4. One of them won $1 200. What were the assets of the players at the beginning of the evening?
A garrison of 600 men has just enough bread ... but, with the news
that the enemy was planning an attack... How many ounces of bread a
day must each man in the garrison be allowed, to hold out 45 days
against the siege of the enemy?
Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:
The ratio of height to shadow length is 1:3. Their height will therefore be 3x(1+1.5)m = 7.5m long.
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