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Answer:
In the phrase 'my bucket and your spade', the gap between 'my' and 'and' is the same as the gap between 'and' and 'spade', namely one word.
Indeed, this logic can be continued to give the following sentence. In the first sentence the gap between 'and and' and 'and and' is seven words, et cetera.
Hint: There are 16 ounces in a pound, and 144 in a gross.
Answer: Seconds in a hour.
There are 2,304 ounces in gross pounds and 3,600 seconds in an hour.
Puzzle 604
If I give you seven apples, you will then have five times as many as I would then have, however, if you give me seven apples, we will then both have the same number of apples. How many apples do I currently have?
We can easily work this out with a little algebra. I have A apples and you have B apples, then
5 x (A  7) = B + 7 [1]
A + 7 = B  7 [2]
From [1] we have:
5A  35 = B + 7
5A = B + 42 [3]
From [2] we have:
A + 14 = B [4]
We can then use [4] in [3] to give:
5A = (A + 14) + 42
5A = A + 56
4A = 56
A = 14
Which gives B = 28 (by [4]).
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