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Happy Holidays: Solutions

  1. (1 x 12) + (2 x 11) + (3 x 10) + (4 x 9) + (5 x 8) + (6 x 7) + (7 x 6) + (8 x 5) + (9 x 4) + (10 x 3) + (11 x 2) + (12 x 1)
    WHICH CAN BE SIMPLIFIED INTO JUST DOUBLING THE FIRST HALF BECAUSE IT REPEATS
    2((1 x 12) + (2 x 11) + (3 x 10) + (4 x 9) + (5 x 8) + (6 x 7))
    2(12 + 22 + 30 + 36 + 40 + 42)
    2(182) = 364 ITEMS
  2. 12 PARTIDGES + 22 TURTLE DOVES + 30 CALLING BIRDS + 36 FRENCH HENS + 42 GEESE + 42 SWANS = 184 BIRDS.
    184/364 = 46/91
  3. $169.70
  4. Many possible solutions. Check to see if each of the 4 criteria is met.
  5. 1 1/2 sticks butter
    2 1/2 cups flour
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 tbsp. Baking powder
    1/4 tsp. Salt
    1 3/4 cups milk
    2 tsp. Vanilla
    2 eggs
    (THIS IS A REAL RECIPE AND IS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS.)
  6. 558 pounds for December (including Rudolph)
    6570 pounds for the year.
  7. 15 strands; $112.19 with tax

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