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A Publication Featuring The Information Services Technology of Maine State Government
|Volume V, Issue 10||October 2002|
by Lester Dickey
There are some sheep and some geese in a field, and among them there are 50 legs. If the sheep had two legs and the geese had four legs there would be 58. How many sheep and how many geese are there?
For an extra challenge, but no pizza, try this one. There are some sheep and some geese in a field, and among them there are 46 legs. If you call a sheeps tail a leg and the geeses wings legs, there are 77. How many sheep and how many geese are there?
Please e-mail Lester Dickey with your answer and your name, phone number, and the organization for which you work. Or call Barbara Buck at 624-9501. The winner will be drawn from all the correct entries and will receive a FREE pizza, either from CJs Pizza or from the EDOC Cafeteria. All answers must be in no later than the 14th of the month.
Last month's challenge brought 49 answers, with 42 correct. The winner, chosen by random drawing, is Ruth Ladd of the Bureau of Labor Standards.
The answer to the September Challenge is: 1) In 240 hours they would differ by 1 hour. 2) The times would be 11:24 and 12:24.