Tuesday, January 31, 2006

hello peoples!!! heres a brain teaser for you

The fish market is selling different kinds of fish. But there aren't any prices listed. You ask about the prices, but all the seller will tell you is this:

  • A pound of salmon and a pound of bass are $12.
  • A pound of bass and a pound of swordfish are $10.
  • A pound of salmon and a pound of swordfish are $8.
  • A pound of swordfish and a pound of catfish are $5.
  • Each price per pound is a whole-dollar amount.

How much is the price per pound for each kind of fish?

2 Comments:

At 2/05/2006 2:17 PM, Blogger Mr. Reece said...

This is a great question and I really will be impressed if anyone can come up with an answer to it. Solving this problem will be worth some bonus marks

Mr.R

 
At 2/06/2006 2:36 PM, Blogger Fang_the_Barbarian said...

the salmon is $5 per pound, the bass is $7 per pound, the catfish is $2 per pound and the swordfish is $3 per pound. I figured it out by adding

 

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