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Krispy Kreme Lolipop or....?

Jane is inclined to be lazy and takes little exercise. She also likes to eat. So Jane is getting a little fat. A diet giving her 1800 calories per day has been arranged. But at bedtime she goes into the kitchen, drinks a glass of whole milk, and eats two doughnuts. By how many per cent does she overstep her allowance?


Source: N.J. Lennes' Practical Mathematics, 1936, p. 204