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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

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