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The Striped Bass Fishing Competition

The Puzzler


RAY: The puzzler and I go to a little seaside town for vacation each summer.

My wife comes along. She's not happy about it, but that's the way it is.

Every year, there's a bass fishing competition. Striped bass. You know-- big fish with stripes on them.

Here's the deal. The contest lasts for five days and teams can consist of two people, or you can go it alone if you want. Every day, you go fishing and at the end of the five days the team that's caught the most fish, wins the contest.

This year's contest, which lasted the traditional five days, was won by a team that caught 30 fish. And here's the interesting thing, every day, they caught three more fish than they had the previous day.

The question is, how many fish did they catch on the last day?

Think you know? Drop Ray a note!

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