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De-Cart's Horse Problem


A horse cost one-fourth more than a carriage; the horse was sold for 20% more than cost, and the carriage for 20% less than cost. Both sold together for $368. What was the cost of each?



Note: Try to do this one using pictures only...i.e. sans algebra!

Solution:

Source: Teachers' Credential Exam, Washinghton State, circa 1910