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Potatoes

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Puzzle ID:#26693
Fun:*** (2.79)
Difficulty:** (1.2)
Category:Math
Submitted By:hamburger*us****

 

 

 



Gary began peeling a pile of 44 potatoes at the rate of 3 per minute. Four minutes later, Christen joined him, and peeled at the rate of 5 potatoes per minute. When they were finished, how many potatoes had each peeled?

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Comments

zonarita*us*
Nov 02, 2005

Ham, this was a wonderful teaser. Took me back to math class. In fact I had to get my daughter to help me figure out what I was doing wrong!
hamburger*us*
Nov 02, 2005

Thanks
sweetmamaAus*
Nov 02, 2005

Good one hamburger!
nkatha23
Nov 02, 2005

Nice one but too easy for my blood!
cdrockAus*
Nov 02, 2005

good one but quite easy
cdrockAus*
Nov 02, 2005

good one but quite easy
peppamintp*us*
Nov 03, 2005

And I thought I was good in math
redraptor50*us**
Nov 06, 2005

Good one, a bit easy, keep them coming
metallicman*us*
Nov 08, 2005

I remember reviewing this one. I like it, nice and easy.
karma48*
Nov 09, 2005

Short; sweet; easy; fun. Thanks
sassafras_sam*us*
Nov 12, 2005

...and i thought i was good @ math O well my mind is off for the weekend i gess. hmmmm...
sassafras_sam*us*
Nov 12, 2005

i dont care i AM good at math
Baby_GirlAus*
Nov 13, 2005

i love math ..that was a great teaser
michelle3617Aus*
Nov 28, 2005

i think I should do problems like these every night before I do my math homework so I don't cry during calculus. Anyway, yes, I am a math nerd and enjoyed this
triskit*us*
Nov 28, 2005

fun
bluehawk*us*
Dec 08, 2005

RATS,I MEAN POTATOES, I WAS A EYE OR TWO OFF. KEEP THESE COMING IT KEEPS BASIC PEOPLE ON THERE TOES. I LIKED IT HAMSEY. GREAT JOB.
TheEarthling*no*
Dec 08, 2005

Very easy and fun.
Fourtyniner
Dec 08, 2005

I thought I was going to have to solve some simultanious equasions - that would have made it more interesting - let's make it a bit tougher next time, but thanks anyway.
kick
Dec 08, 2005

太简单了
tbech7430
Dec 08, 2005

Easy but, woke me up! Got my brain working at 5am
bobbet***
Dec 08, 2005









That was a good teaser not too simple not too difficult I< spud> right through it

Keep them coming
LaCuqui*
Dec 08, 2005

Easy, but helped wake me up before I had my coffee.
shawneeo*us*
Dec 08, 2005

This was challenging enough for me, I got it without writing or using the calculator, but that is the very edge of my math ability, especially with doing it in my head. I noticed you didn't say that they both peeled until all potatos were gone. Had fun, Thanks!
christine77**
Dec 08, 2005

Im not into math, not my thing...but good teaser nonetheless. Good job!
mrticklesAus**
Dec 08, 2005

I like easy ones, but this one was TOO easy.
cassiemarkAus*
Dec 08, 2005

I thought it was fun! Thanks for submitting
BATBrain**
Dec 08, 2005

Enjoyed being taken way back to my highschool algebra "Story Problem" days. Easy but fun!!!!!
leftstaradam
Dec 08, 2005

this was a good teaser~ thanks!
srichardson1066**
Dec 08, 2005

Nice and easy, just the way I like my math!
celtic_knot*
Dec 08, 2005

southerngirl13*
Dec 08, 2005

boring boring boring not a cool one!!!
southerngirl13*
Dec 08, 2005

boring boring boring not a cool one!!!
lindz_1786
Dec 08, 2005

more of a math problem, than a teaser. but still pretty good. i got it!
morning_rain08Aus*
Dec 08, 2005

Nice one!
hockeygirl*mx*
Dec 08, 2005

mabey if i wasnt so dumb i couldve got it!!oh well
zzzek
Dec 08, 2005

Too too easy, but it wasn't completely boring.
Shawnheyhey123Aus*
Dec 08, 2005

I had had gotten 22 each?????? Oh well....
othersmarty008*
Dec 08, 2005

ha everybody above doesn't have any special symol
othersmarty008*
Dec 08, 2005

neither do i
smarty008Aus*
Dec 08, 2005

every body above doesn't have any special symbol :
smarty008Aus*
Dec 08, 2005

so i gess it dosnt sho them
thimblenogginus*
Dec 08, 2005



Made me hungry!
POPSca*
Dec 08, 2005

Easy as ABC!!!!!!!! But still fun
FulanitoGM*sv*
Dec 08, 2005

No offense, but this one was too easy! I read it over a couple of times trying to see if I caught a trick in there or something, but there was none. I worked it out and bada-bing... correct answer! Challenge us!
lmurray*cn*
Dec 08, 2005

BESIDES, WHEN ALL THE POTATOS WHERE PEELED, WHEN DID THEY FINISH?

ELEMENTARY. HOW ABOUT SOME A LITTLE MORE CHALLENGING.

ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME OF THE FORM THE MAN THE CHICKEN THE FOX AND A BAG OF GRAIN
stephiesd**
Dec 08, 2005

most of the math puzzles on this site are so hard that they made me doubt my math skills. Thanks hamburger for reassuring me.
hamburger*us*
Dec 08, 2005

your welcome
cartwheel_queen*
Dec 08, 2005

I when were they finshed.
cartwheel_queen*
Dec 08, 2005

When were they finshed
ceeyaaa**
Dec 08, 2005

easy
r_u_done
Dec 08, 2005

I liked it. It was just hard enough to challenge me and made me feel smart when I got it.
hamburger*us*
Dec 08, 2005

Glad to hear it!
azbee123*us*
Dec 08, 2005

i still don't understand the question... i mean... don't you have to put how long it took for both of them to finish the potatos??????
hamburger*us*
Dec 08, 2005

That wasnt the question asked.
don_antoniniph*
Dec 09, 2005



easy as abc indeed!!!
suganue*us*
Dec 09, 2005

That was extremely easy, but I LOVE MATH so any opportunity to play with numbers if fun.
precious1026Aus*
Dec 12, 2005

So What, I am not so good with Math problems. I did not see Christan's time, or his rate, subtracted from principle is his tally and the remaining is Gary's. Soooooooooo. What?????????
Amalius*
Dec 14, 2005

I was so lost I didnt know where to start I guess Im not to good @t math good one though
__NK__Fire
Dec 15, 2005

um yeah i kinda am not good at math, good one thoguh burger
shopaholic918*
Dec 17, 2005

im not very good at math but that was a good one!! it was short and fun
miamor123*
Dec 23, 2005

This teaser was way too easy.
tonjawithaj*us*
Apr 21, 2006

This rocked Hamburger! I LOVE word problems!
frostydinoen
Apr 21, 2006

oh no! i misunderstood the question. Not that i would have got it anyway i suppose oh well it was good
calmsaviorAus*
Nov 19, 2006

good one!
opqpop
Sep 10, 2010

This is too easy.

Gary peels 12 potatoes in 3 minutes, to there are 32 left when Christen comes along. Together, they peel 8 potatoes per minute, so it takes 4 minutes to finish the 32 remaining potatoes. Each minute, Christen peels 2 more than Gary, so at the end Christen has peeled 8 more than Gray out of the 32 potatoes. So Gary peeled (32 - / 2 = 12 and Christen peeled 32 - 12 = 20. Hence, the final answer is Gary: 12 + 12 = 24 and Christen: 20.



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