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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?

Six hundred. We know that 5%, or 30 people of the men are wearing one earring. Of the other 95%, 570, we know that half are wearing two earrings and the other half none. This is the same as if they all wore one.
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 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 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 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.