# Thread: Overweight Footballers

1. ## Overweight Footballers

If seven footballers can lose a total of 10kg in weight in 8 hours of training, how many more footballers would be needed to lose a total of 10kg in only 4 hours of training provided the new footballers shed weight only half as fast as the original seven. (Let's not get into the mass/weight debate - it's only a puzzle!)

2. ## Re: Overweight Footballers

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">In total three times as many that started the game </span hide>or my age in Base 20 <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

3. ## Re: Overweight Footballers

But your age is not divisible by 3 - whatever the base! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

4. ## Re: Overweight Footballers

By "In total" do you mean the answer plus the original 7? I thought your age is 11 in base 20!

5. ## Re: Overweight Footballers

<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Yes 14 extra players are required</span hide>

6. ## Re: Overweight Footballers

In that case, have a [choccy bar].

7. ## Re: Overweight Footballers

<img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15> I'll have 10 pieces please, that one and that one <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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