1. ## fuzzy quantity-problem

Any math hacks here? I'm being asked this problem and I need confirmation (and no, this's no case of cybercheating ;>):
• A guy (let's call'm Jake) got a new contract and wants to celebrate this by treating his collegues with little bags of bonbons. There are twelve pieces in every bagling. Jake's boss would be getting a double portion. Now how many bonbons did Jake give away?

2. Originally Posted by Bryce
Any math hacks here? I'm being asked this problem and I need confirmation (and no, this's no case of cybercheating ;>):
• A guy (let's call'm Jake) got a new contract and wants to celebrate this by treating his collegues with little bags of bonbons. There are twelve pieces in every bagling. Jake's boss would be getting a double portion. Now how many bonbons did Jake give away?
How many colleagues does he have? Let the total amount of colleagues be equal to X. Each colleague will receive a bag of 12 bonbons. Also, the boss gets a double portion, so $f(x)=12(x+1)$ depicts the amount of bonbons given away by Jake depending on X colleagues.

3. Originally Posted by colby2152
How many colleagues does he have? Let the total amount of colleagues be equal to X. Each colleague will receive a bag of 12 bonbons. Also, the boss gets a double portion, so $f(x)=12(x+1)$ depicts the amount of bonbons given away by Jake depending on X colleagues.
That's my problem. There's no information available about the number of collegues

I hope you can help me confirm that this problem is "faulty" as it stands (as I described it in my thread-opening post.