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Sherlock Holmes Puzzle: How many pages?
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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?

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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.

Guest Said:Posted On 2017-02-23

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Guest Said:Posted On 2016-08-28

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