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    Paperboy Problem

    Four paperboys deliver four papers in four minutes. How many papers,two paperboys of the four will deliver in 24minutes.Answer is 4 but how do you get this.
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    Re: General Maths Help

    Quote Originally Posted by roblar83 View Post
    Four paperboys deliver four papers in four minutes. How many papers,two paperboys of the four will deliver in 24minutes.Answer is 4 but how do you get this.
    4 paperboys deliver 4 papers in 4 minutes.
    So, 2 paperboys deliver 4 papers in 8 minutes.
    So, 2 paperboys deliver 12 papers in 24 minutes.
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    Re: Paperboy Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by roblar83 View Post
    Four paperboys deliver four papers in four minutes. How many papers,two paperboys of the four will deliver in 24minutes.Answer is 4 but how do you get this.
    Each paperboy takes 4 minutes to deliver 1 paper.

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    Re: Paperboy Problem

    The answer is definitely not 4..!

    alexmahone is right..
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