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Jay and Mary

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Puzzle ID:#447
Fun:*** (2.36)
Difficulty:** (1.3)
Submitted By:Spikejw1***
Corrected By:boodler




Jay and Mary are playing cards for a stake of a dollar a game. At the end of the evening, Jay has won 3 games and Mary has won $3.

How many games did they play?

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Mar 16, 2005

Good puzzle. It should rate better.
Dec 19, 2005

yay. nice and easy.
Sep 04, 2006

? If it's A dollar for A game, shouldn't Mary have won 3 games?
Sep 09, 2006

simple and creative, very good
Apr 28, 2007

Not neccessarily true. They could have played 6 games, Mary winning 3 and Jay winning 3. Jay would have still won 3 games and Mary still would have won 3 dollars, she just wouldn't have ended up with 3 more dollars than she started with.
May 21, 2007

this ias the only mathproblem i enjoyed. i go on braingle to get away from homework not to work
Jan 24, 2014

the wording needs to be improved, 'won $3' implies a profit of $3, it would be better to state 'ended up with $3 at the end'

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