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    Who is the richest?

    Jezza Bear and Professor Brown were having a quiet cup of cocoa in the MF University discussing if they should have an extra marshmallow float when the fax machine sprung into life and out shot a long prolixit document.

    Professor Brown went to the fax machine and exclaimed "Gosh Jezza Bear, it is a fax from our counterparts at the Sicilian University, it appears the Sicilian Finance Police are trying to crack a fraud case and need our help decipher the text, have alook at this rather verbose document JB"

    Jezza Bear grabbed the sheet as it had been a long time for a case to come through the following:

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    Finance Police are having an issue trying to work out the respective wealth of two sheepherders, Deyonne and Batonne Provenzano. After an interview the various assets were listed out. deyonne says that he has 400 sheep, while Batonne has only 360 sheep. Batonne states he has 30 acres of land whilst Deyonne only has 20 acres, Deyonne's was inherited whilst Batonne had given 35 sheep for 20 acres of land 10 years ago. This year he gave 40 sheep for an additional 10 acres of land. Batonne also makes the observation that that 35 of Deyonne's sheep belong to another man and that he is just keeping them.Deyonne, states that he has a large on-room cabin that he built himself, he claims he was offered three acres of land for the cabin. besides this he has a plough( a gift from a friend worth 2 goats), two carts ( worth an acre of land), an Ox (worth 5 sheep).

    Batonne mentions that his wife has orders for 5 coats made from the finest goat's wool and will receive 25 goats for them. His wife has 10 goats already, three of which have been received in exchange for one sheep last year. She has an ox, which she traded for 3 sheep. She also has one cart, which cost 2 sheep. Batonne's two-room cabin, even though smaller than Deyonne's has been valued at 2 acres of land. It appears also that Batonne owes Tyrone 3 sheep for bringing hi lunch each day last year


    Jezza Bear, please help we are trying to work out who is wealthier, Deyonne or Batonne Provenzano

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    Jezza Bear turns to his Lounger friends, can you help him?
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    Re: Who is the richest?

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> No takers at the moment.....I suppose the Lounge has been down for a bit .....but I will give it a bit longer <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Who is the richest?

    Well, we know it's not Bill Gates any more... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Who is the richest?

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> No takers on this I see.

    Hint : Break down the Sheep, Goats OX et al in to the smallest denomination, I found an Excel sheet very useful for this <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Who is the richest?

    That would be an Excel spreadsheep, would it?

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    Re: Who is the richest?

    > Break down the Sheep, Goats OX et al in to the smallest denomination.

    That's a butcher's job, otherwise it'd be cruelty against animals!

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    Re: Who is the richest?

    <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23> I am glad to be baaaaaa..ck, I knew I would make a pigs ear of this <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Who is the richest?

    If I convert everything to it's value in Standard Sheep (SS) then I calculate that Deyonee has SS498.66 and Batonne has SS505.66. So Batonne is the richer.

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    Re: Who is the richest?

    Desperately rummaging around to find my excel workbook to confirm my figures but you are correct Sir, have a [choccy bar]

    BTW <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> This was an Accountancy question in my Sister-in Law's Canadian MBA Accountancy module <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Who is the richest?

    > This was an Accountancy question in my Sister-in Law's Canadian MBA Accountancy module

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> I liked the way the description distinguished between what something cost and what it is worth, now I know why!

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