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Thanks for testing this booklet via Theophania Publishing. We delight in your small business and watch for serving you quickly. now we have millions of titles on hand, and we invite you to go looking for us by means of identify, touch us through our web site, or obtain our most up-to-date catalogues. whilst I learn your Defence of the British Mathematicians, i couldn't Sir, yet respect your braveness in announcing with such undoubting insurance issues so simply disproved. This to me appeared unaccountable, until I mirrored on what you saywhen upon my having appealed to each considering Reader, even if or not it's attainable to border any transparent notion of Fluxions, you show yourself within the following demeanour, “Pray sir who're these pondering Readers you attract? Are they Geometricians or people completely blind to Geometry? If the previous I go away it to them: if the latter, I ask how good are they certified to pass judgement on of the strategy of Fluxions?” It needs to be said you appear by way of this hindrance safe within the favour of 1 a part of your Readers, and the lack of knowledge of the opposite. i'm however persuaded there are reasonable and candid males one of the Mathematicians. And in the event you are usually not Mathematicians, I shall endeavour in an effort to unveil this secret, and placed the talk among us in one of these mild, as that each Reader of standard experience and mirrored image could be a useful pass judgement on thereof.

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Bert is the Bottle-Washer. MR. DOORS: i. Duggie is the Worker. 2. Charlie is the Bottle-Washer. 3. George does not have one of the door jobs. It was interesting, but not perhaps surprising, that each statement in which the name mentioned was one of those present was true. Each statement, however, in which the name mentioned was one of the three who were not present was false. (No one made a statement mentioning his own name. ) Find the names and the jobs of our 4 representatives. 29 MR. SWEEPERS: 24.

2. Duggie is a Socialist. Find their jobs and political parties. ) 34 27. The Pay Roll Rules In the early days of Our Factory there were only five em- ployees - Alf, Bert, Charlie, Duggie and Ernie. Their jobs were, not necessarily respectively, Door-Keeper, Door-KnobPolisher, Bottle-Washer, Welfare Officer and Worker. The question arose as to whether, and if so what, they should be paid. It was clearly very difficult to arrange this in such a way as to reward merit accurately and avoid friction, but eventually, after much thought, I, as Managing Director, put up the following set of rules: i.

No one is to get less than 200 dollars or more than 6oo dollars a month. 6. The Door-Keeper is to get 5 per cent more than he would if he got l o per cent less than Bert. 7. Everyone heretofore, now and hereinafter, has received, does receive and will receive, an exact number of dollars a month. What are the various jobs of my employees and what monthly wage is each of them to get? 35 28. The Higher the Truer Alf, Bert, Charlie, Duggie, Ernie, Fred and George, have been smitten with a mysterious disease.

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