Suppose five volumes of books, each volume containing 200 pages, is lined up in normal, uniform order on a shelf. How many pages are there from the front cover of the first volume to the back cover of the last volume?

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- March 19th 2007, 01:37 PMIdeasmanBooks on a Shelf
Suppose five volumes of books, each volume containing 200 pages, is lined up in normal, uniform order on a shelf. How many pages are there from the front cover of the first volume to the back cover of the last volume?

- March 19th 2007, 01:39 PMAfterShock
- March 19th 2007, 04:20 PMSoroban
Hello, Ideasman!

AfterShock is absolutely correct.

This is a*classic*Trick Question . . .

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Suppose five volumes of books, each volume containing 200 pages,

. . are lined up in normal, uniform order on a shelf.

How many pages are there from the front cover of the first volume

. . to the back cover of the last volume?

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