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Puzzle ID:#727
Fun:*** (2.28)
Difficulty:** (1.47)
Submitted By:vikass***
Corrected By:sdm1177




There are six players on a coed volleyball team. After an exhausting game, each girl drinks 5 cups of water. Each boy drinks 7 cups of water. The coach drinks 9 cups.
A total of 43 cups of water is consumed by everyone. How many boys and how many girls are there on the team?

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4 girls and 2 boys

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Aug 14, 2002

If there are six players on the team, how do you get 5 girls and 2 boys??
May 29, 2003

the coach was a girl
Aug 13, 2003

You forgot the water boy...
Mar 04, 2006

What was the coach's problem that he/she needed so much water, while it was the players doing all of the work?
Jul 14, 2006

This was too easy... after I took out the coaches water, I knew there were only two boys because that was the only way it could have ended in four... I could have solved this when i was a little kid...
Feb 01, 2009

Way too easy.

The water the coach drinks is pointless to the teaser. The 34 remaining are 2 less than the average of 6, so there must be two more girls than boys.
Mar 28, 2009

I love your logic Java. This is the way all of us should think about problem solving! Good teaser - better explanation!

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