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One boy can eat 100 chocolates in half a minute, and another can eat half as many in twice the length of time.  How many chocolates can both boys eat in 15 seconds?

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A man decides to buy a nice horse.  He pays $60 for it, and he is very happy with the deal.  After a year, the value of the horse has increased to $70 and he decides to sell it.  But after a few days he regrets his decision to sell the horse; so he buys it again.  Unfortunately he has to pay $80 to get it back, so he loses $10.  After another year of owning the horse, he again decides to sell the horse for $90.  Did he make a profit or have a loss, and how much?

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Each son in the Smith family has just as many brothers as sisters, but each daughter has twice as many brothers as sisters.  How many boys and girls are there in the family?

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A man has $1.15 in six coins.  He can't make change for a dollar, a half dollar, a quarter, a dime, or a nickel.  What coins did he have?

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Divide 110 into two parts so that one will be 150 percent of the other.  What are the 2 numbers?

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The expression, "Six of one, half a dozen of another," is commonly used to indicate that two alternatives are essentially equivalent, because six and a half dozen are equal quantities.  But are "six dozen dozen dozen" and "a half dozen dozen dozen" equal?

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You have two ropes.  Each takes exactly 60 minutes to burn.  They are made of different material so even though they take the same amount of time to burn, they burn at separate rates.  In addition, each rope burns inconsistently.

How do you measure out exactly 45 minutes?

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A group of sheep and chickens have a total of 99 heads and feet.  There are twice as many chickens as sheep.  How many of each are there?

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12 members were present at a board meeting.  Each member shook hands with all of the other members before & after the meeting.

How many hand shakes were there?

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