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Puzzle - Answer

If Fred the Squirrel can find one nut in 15 minutes and Jane the Squirrel can find one nut in 12 minutes. How many whole nuts will they accumulate in a day if they work together. Bearing in mind their daughter, Teresa, takes 20 minutes to eat a nut and she eats all day long!

 [Ref: ZENX] © Kevin Stone

Answer: 144 nuts.

Fred finds 4 every hour, Jane finds 5 every hour and Teresa eats 3 every hour, so the total per hour is 6, which is 6 x 24 = 144 in a day. QED.

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