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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)
 
9 12
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
= 17760
Puzzle 27
The beginning of a well known book has been encrypted below. Each letter of the alphabet has been replaced by another using a simple substitution technique. For example, A may always be represented by G, etc. Can you name the book?
"B dj blrtquctek tm cmjjulbcdte tm abj," rdbk Jq. Fdsseqr, taqmwbls abr nblseq dt je rbkewdyr, "tadt ae wbhh cmje bltm d adlkrmje oqmoeqty. Nuqtaeq, tadt bt br tae kerbqe mn tae oqerelt omrrerrmq mn tadt oqmoeqty, tadt ae ie bjjekbdtehy qejmvek nqmj abr oqerelt roaeqe mn hbne dlk nqmj tabr ohdce, dlk ie iqmusat uo dr d selthejdl  bl d wmqk, dr d ymuls nehhmw mn sqedt exoectdtbmlr."
The piece of text is from the original book and should read:
"I am instructed to communicate to him," said Mr. Jaggers, throwing his finger at me sideways, "that he will come into a handsome property. Further, that it is the desire of the present possessor of that property, that he be immediately removed from his present sphere of life and from this place, and be brought up as a gentleman  in a word, as a young fellow of great expectations."
a has been represented by d.
b has been represented by i.
c has been represented by c.
d has been represented by k.
e has been represented by e.
f has been represented by n.
g has been represented by s.
h has been represented by a.
i has been represented by b.
j has been represented by f.
k has been represented by g.
l has been represented by h.
m has been represented by j.
n has been represented by l.
o has been represented by m.
p has been represented by o.
q has been represented by p.
r has been represented by q.
s has been represented by r.
t has been represented by t.
u has been represented by u.
v has been represented by v.
w has been represented by w.
x has been represented by x.
y has been represented by y.
z has been represented by z.
Puzzle 28
Below is a very special grid, around each shaded number are 8 white squares. However, each white square should have a number from 1 to 7. Once filled in, these 8 numbers will sum to the shaded number. In addition, once completed correctly, no row nor column will contain a duplicate number within a white square. For example, the top row may be 5 6 4 2 3 1 7, etc. This is a very difficult puzzle, and many people resort to using a computer to help them.
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