1. ## Logic 1

There came three Dutchmen of my acquaintance to see me, being lately married; they brought their wives with them. The men's names were Hendrick,Claas, and Cornelius; the women's Geertrick,Catriin, and Anna; but I forget the name of each man's wife.

The told me that they had been at market, to buy hogs; each person bought as many hogs as they gave shillings for each hog; Hendrick bought 23 hogs more than Catriin, and Claas bought eleven more than Geertrick;likewise, each man laid out three guineas more than his wife. I desire to know the name of each man's wife?

<img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> A guinea was 21 shillings in old English money

2. ## Re: Logic 1

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Cornelius is married to Geertrick
Claas is married to Catriin
Hendrick is married to Anna</span hide>

Geertrick and Catriin should probably be Geertrui and Katrien or Catrien, the way you spelled them doesn't look very Dutch. (And you must have met them some time ago, most of these names look like 16th or 17th century Dutch names) <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

3. ## Re: Logic 1

<img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30> Hans

<img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> It came from a very old maths book of mine, I had to blow the dust off the spine!! <img src=/S/gramps.gif border=0 alt=gramps width=20 height=20>

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