How many cartons did he ship?
Hard riddles like this brainteaser are tricky because they seem to invite straightforward, logical thinking.
A merchant can place 8 large boxes or 10 small boxes into each carton for shipping. In one shipment, he sent a total of 96 boxes.
If there are more large boxes than small boxes, how many cartons did he ship?
ready for the answer?
11 cartons total: 7 cartons of large boxes (7 * 8 = 56 boxes), 4 cartons of small boxes (4 * 10 = 40 boxes).
How can this be?
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