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Men with Earrings

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Puzzle ID:#2566
Fun:*** (2.5)
Difficulty:** (1.36)
Category:Math
Submitted By:204_blaze_41****
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



There is a certain club which is for men only. There are 600 men who belong to this club and 5% of these men wear one earring. Of the other 95% membership, half wear two earrings and the other half wear none. How many earrings are being worn in this club?

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Comments

cathalmccabe
Apr 03, 2002

A maths question?
bighippo4*
Apr 04, 2002

aNot bad
Fatlingon
Apr 11, 2002

That was a really cool one... Good work!
BoldGold
Jul 16, 2002

easy.
electronjohn*us*
Dec 04, 2002

What type of mens club has that many ear rings?
Good question though. I liked the short cut way to solve it.
smileysteve**
Mar 10, 2003

yawn yawn yawn
Sane**
Mar 06, 2005

That was very scary...
javaguru*us*
Mar 11, 2009

Why bother figuring out how many wore just one earring? The answer was perhaps a little to obvious? Maybe use the same idea, but put something more interesting in from of the math.



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