VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.mathpuzzle.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


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?


Read Answer






Next: THE FARMER AND HIS SHEEP.

Previous: CIRCLING THE SQUARES.



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

A Railway Muddle.
Moving Counter Problem
The Dyer's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
The Four Lions.
Chessboard Problems
The Puzzling Money-boxes.
Money Puzzles
The Donjon Keep Window
PUZZLING TIMES AT SOLVAMHALL CASTLE
A Fence Problem.
Money Puzzles
The Dissected Circle.
Unicursal and Route Problems
Heads Or Tails.
Money Puzzles
The Squire's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
Counting The Rectangles.
The Guarded Chessboard
A Lodging-house Difficulty.
Moving Counter Problem
The Tube Railway
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
Three Men In A Boat.
Combination and Group Problems
The Sompnour's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
The Ball Problem.
Patchwork Puzzles