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At a local village gala, the entire population turned up, 500 people.

The event raised £3,000.

Tickets were priced as follows:

£7.48 men
£7.12 women
£0.45 children.

How many children were there?

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Answer: 92.

With 149 men and 259 women. The best way is to fix the number of children and play around with the numbers of the men and women to see what happens as these are changed. It soon becomes apparent how changing the children changes the answer and 92 is soon found.

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