Sunday, September 5, 2010

Contest #2

A number plus four-and-a-half times that number minus a quarter of that number is 19. What is the number?

A winner will be announced a few days after the first correct answer.

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Contest #1 Results

Congratulations to Abhishek Duggal of Hawaii who won DVBE’s first Numbers Contest.

Here is the solution:

Let x=first number,y=second number,z=third number
x=y ÷2 or y=2x
z=3y= 3(2x)=6x

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