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A local angler caught a large trawler load of haddock.

They decided to donate some of the fish to the local community, 1,672 people in all.

Every person over 50 received 16 fish, and to every person under 50 received 96 fish.

Only 3/4 of the over 50s collected their haddock, and only 1/8 of the under 50s collected their fish.

How many fish did the angler give away?

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Answer
20,064 fish.

As only 3/4 of the over 50s claimed 16 fish, this averages out to 12 fish each.

Similarly only 1/8 of the under 50s claimed 96 fish, this again averages out to be 12 fish each.

Therefore the total number of fish was 1,672 x 12 = 20,064.

It doesn't matter how many over/under 50s there are.

 

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