Start in square 'S' and end in square 'E' moving either horizontally or vertically in each move. Start by moving 2 squares in each of your moves, but when you land on a '*' square, change the number of squares you move from 2 to 3, or vice versa. You can not step on or pass through the black squares and you have only 8 moves in which to complete this task.
Hint: It doesn't actually matter how many men or women there were.
Answer: 17,760 dollars.
If there were M men, then there were (3552 - M) women.
So one ninth of the men each received 45 dollars and one twelve of the women each received 60 dollars. So the total received was:
= 45 x 1 x M + 60 x 1 x (3552 - M)
Simplify the two fractions by dividing the 45 by 9, and the 60 by 12 respectively.
= 5 x M + 5 x (3552 - M)
= 5M + 17760 - 5M