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    While at a conference Alf was staying in a room on his own and found there weren't enough teabags, so he bought a new box. The bags were square and arranged in pairs, joined along one edge. The first time he made some tea for himself he took out a pair of teabags, separated them, used one and put one back in the box. The next time the same pattern occurred. On the third occasion he pulled out a single bag. This sequence of events - pair, pair, single - continued until he had just 15 single bags left in the box. How many tea bags were there in the box to begin with?
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    Re: Anyone For Tea?

    2] <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">60</span hide>?

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    Re: Anyone For Tea?

    #1 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> =power(2,8) - 200</span hide>
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    Re: Anyone For Tea?

    <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> Have a cuppa on me!
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    Re: Anyone For Tea?

    Not what I intended, Jerry.
    Hint: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Don't take too much notice of the spaces</span hide>
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    Re: Anyone For Tea?

    ah,

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    Re: Anyone For Tea?

    Spot on, sir.
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    Re: Anyone For Tea?

    But that's what Jerry implied too, if I interpret his reply correctly.

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    Re: Anyone For Tea?

    You certainly do and I certainly didn't, so both of you have a brew on me. <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>
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    Not fair, you never gave me a <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>

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    Re: Anyone For Tea?

    Oh be quiet man...have a <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> instead <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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