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Choose Raise of $2.50 Quarterly!

Two clerks are engaged, one at a salary which begins at the rate of $100 a year, with a yearly raise of $20; the other at a salary commencing at the same rate, but with a half-yearly raise of $5. In each case payments are made half yearly. Which of them has a larger income?



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Source: “Historical Mathematical Puzzlers,” New York Times>/i>, December 13, 1903