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Cats and Dogs and Mice - Oh My!

The Puzzler


RAY: I happened to find this puzzler the other day in my puzzler folder. It's from Barry Lawber. And it's from July '96.

TOM: I hope he's still alive.

RAY: I hope so too.

Here's his puzzler:

You're given a hundred dollars and told to spend it all purchasing exactly a hundred animals at the pet store. Dogs cost $15. Cats cost a buck, and mice are 25 cents each.

TOM: Let me get this straight. You have to spend exactly a hundred bucks and you end up with exactly a hundred animals?

RAY: Right. The other only other criterion is that you have to purchase at least one of each animal.

The question is, how many of each animal do you have to purchase to equal a hundred animals purchased at exactly a hundred dollars?

Think you know? Drop Ray a note!

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