## THE CONVERTED MISER.

(

Money Puzzles)

Mr. Jasper Bullyon was one of the very few misers who have ever been

converted to a sense of their duty towards their less fortunate

fellow-men. One eventful night he counted out his accumulated wealth,

and resolved to distribute it amongst the deserving poor.

He found that if he gave away the same number of pounds every day in the

year, he could exactly spread it over a twelvemonth without there being

anything left over; but if he rested on the Sundays, and only gave away

a fixed number of pounds every weekday, there would be one sovereign

left over on New Year's Eve. Now, putting it at the lowest possible,

what was the exact number of pounds that he had to distribute?

Could any question be simpler? A sum of pounds divided by one number of

days leaves no remainder, but divided by another number of days leaves a

sovereign over. That is all; and yet, when you come to tackle this

little question, you will be surprised that it can become so puzzling.

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