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The Recruiting Officers

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Two officers each have a company of men, the one has 40 less than the other.  They divide among their men 1200 crowns.  How many men are there in each company if the officer who had fewer men gave 5 crowns more to each of his men than the officer who had less?

Challenge problem given to Peter Zenger, editor of The New York Weekly, 1742

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"The Recruiting Officers," Loci (July 2006)

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