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(#5375950) Re: Something fishy
Posted by Dragon Jr on 16 May 2022 at 12:56PM
Initially, there are 58 fish.
At 1 a.m., first two men get 14 fish; the cat gets 2 fish; this leaves 42 fish.
At 2 a.m., next two men get 10 fish; the cat gets 2 fish; this leaves 30 fish.
At 3 a.m., next two men get 7 fish; the cat gets 2 fish; this leaves 21 fish.
At 9 a.m., last two men eat 4 fish; the cat gets 2 fish; they take the remaining 15 fish with them.

For every puzzle of this type, there is an expression of the form an+b that gives all the solutions.
In this case, a is 64, and b is -6.
For Coconut Puzzle, a is 125, and b is -4.
For Going Bananas, a is 64, and b is 9.
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5375984Re: Something fishy Jools16 May 2022 2:32PM
5375979Re: Something fishy Dragon Jr16 May 2022 2:07PM
5375959Re: Something fishy Jools16 May 2022 1:18PM
5375950Re: Something fishy Dragon Jr16 May 2022 12:56PM

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