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Puzzle No. 503– Monday 17 June

Tom, Dick and Harry are playing darts in a pub. They throw three darts each with the lowest scorer buying the next round of drinks. Dick scores three times as many as Harry and five times more than Tom. Their total score is 225. How many points did the loser score?

Today’s #PuzzleForToday has been set by Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration at Trinity College, Cambridge

25

Tom+Dick+Harry=225 and Dick=3*Harry and Dick=6*Tom (five times MORE) so

Dick*(1/6 + 1 + 1/3) = 225 thus Dick = 150, Harry=50 and Tom=25

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