As Jack finished a section of the novel he was reading, his wife posed a curious question: "Dear, suppose you took the page numbers of the section you just read and added them together. What would you get?
Jack summed them rather hastily and said, "Well, I may have to double-check my arithmetic. It's either 412 or 512, I'm not sure.
Which is it and why?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:13 pm ad1c9bdddf
The answer is 412.
The logic is that the totals of the first and last pages must be an odd figure, ...
A word problem is solved by appying sums of odd and even numbers.