Western Morning News

Mindbender

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A: "Gambling, eh?" said Alan, finding the boys playing cards with some pennies on the table. "Who's winning?"

Jeff paused in his dealing. "I am so far, Dad. But I've only won 14p," he declared. "Anyway, I've got five times as much as I would have if I'd lost that instead." How much did he start with?

B: Jack had been watching his sister as she checked her cash. "You've got a lot," he said. "How much exactly?"

"None of your business, but I'll tell you," Jill replied. "If I had a penny less, I'd have three times as much as I'd have if I had 39p less than what I've got."

Well?

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