Today Puzzle #647
Puzzle No. 647 – Monday 6 January
Rebecca, Harry and Juliet have been given 54 chocolate coins. The coins are to be divided up in the following way. Every time Rebecca gets 2 coins, Harry gets three and Juliet gets one less than Harry and Rebecca combined. How many coins does Harry get?
Today’s #PuzzleForToday has been set by Dr Steve Humble MBE, Head of Education, Newcastle University
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Rebecca gets 12 coins, Harry 18 coins and Juliet 24 coins
Details of a possible solution
Rebecca, Harry and Juliet get coins in the ratio of 2 : 3 : 4
Dividing 54 by 9 (2+3+4) gives 6.
Therefore Rebecca gets 12 (6x2) coins, Harry 18 (6x3) coins and Juliet 24 (6x4) coins