Sherlock Holmes and Jane had to write a combined paper to Scotland Yard on the last case they had solved together. Holmes wrote fourteen more pages than Jane and the paper was completed in a total of seventy eight pages. How many pages did each of them write?
Answer: Holmes: 46 pages; Jane: 32 pages. Assume that the number of pages written by Jane=x Therefore, the number of pages written by Holmes=x+14 According to the question, x+x+14=78 2x=78-14 x=64/2=32 Therefore, Jane wrote 32 pages and Holmes wrote 32+14 i.e. 46 pages.