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May 3rd, 2016, 08:39 AM   #1
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Misleading but amusing "compound interest" problem

Beer soaked ramblings follow.

The following problem had me stumped for a while till I realized, after 3 beer bottles and half an hour later, how simple it really was.

At a certain rate of compound interest, money will double in x years, money will triple in y years, and money will increase tenfold in z years. At this same rate of compond interest, \$5 will increase to \$12 in n years. Find integers a, b, and c so that n = ax + by + cz.
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