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Old July 9 2009, 12:33 AM   #25
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Re: Tuesday Night Quiz!

Jadzia wrote: View Post
To anyone who is struggling, here's how to get started...

Suppose the teeth counts are a, b and c. We know that b=a+c.

So that's tooth ratios of a : (a+c) : c.

Those are the only two variables you need; you don't need to introduce any more.

Once you get the logic set up, it unfolds beautifully to give the solution, and it's all elementary algebra.
You're right. I definitely did it the hard way.
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