(related to Problem: Beef and Sausages)

The lady bought $48$ lbs. of beef at $2$s., and the same quantity of sausages at $1$s. $6$d., thus spending £$8, 8$s. Had she bought $42$ lbs. of beef and $56$ lbs. of sausages she would have spent £$4, 4$s. on each, and have obtained $98$ lbs. instead of $96$ lbs.— a gain in weight of $2$ lbs.

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  1. Dudeney, H. E.: "Amusements in Mathematics", The Authors' Club, 1917

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