On Friday I posted this puzzle….
On Christmas Day my brother and I opened our presents, and then noticed a curious coincidence. If I were to give my bother seven of my presents, then I would have exactly as many presents as my bother. On the other hand, if my brother were to give me seven presents, then I would have exactly twice as many presents as my brother. How many presents did each of us have?
If you haven’t tried to solve it, have a go now. For everyone else the answer is after the break.
I had 49 presents, and my brother had 35.
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