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      Cattle Market :

Three countrymen met at a cattle market. "Look here," said Hodge to Jakes,
"I will give you six of my pigs for one of your horses, and then you will have twice as
many animals here as I have." "If that is your way of doing business," said Durrant to Hodge,
"I will give you fourteen of my sheep for a horse, and then you will have three times as many animals as I."
"Well, I will go better than that," said Jakes to Durrant; "I will give you four cows for a horse,
and then you will have six times as many animals as I have.



















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      Cattle Market :     ANSWER

Jakes must have taken 7 animals to market,
Hodge must have taken 11, and Durrant must have taken 21.
There were thus 39 animals altogether.