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## RACKBRANE'S LITTLE LOSS.

(

Money Puzzles)

Professor Rackbrane was spending an evening with his old friends, Mr.

and Mrs. Potts, and they engaged in some game (he does not say what

game) of cards. The professor lost the first game, which resulted in

doubling the money that both Mr. and Mrs. Potts had laid on the table.

The second game was lost by Mrs. Potts, which doubled the money then

held by her husband and the professor. Curiously enough, the third game

was lost by Mr. Potts, and had the effect of doubling the money then

held by his wife and the professor. It was then found that each person

had exactly the same money, but the professor had lost five shillings in

the course of play. Now, the professor asks, what was the sum of money

with which he sat down at the table? Can you tell him?

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