*New Mexicans for Science and Reason*

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Next Puzzle Posting: October 8th, 2023

**SEPTEMBER 2023 PUZZLE - "Drop Mystery"**

*Submitted by K. Sengupta*

Adam and Beau both have a whole number of chocolate drops, fruit drops and
lemon drops, and the product of the number of each boy's of chocolate drops, fruit drops and lemon drops is **336**.
It is known that:

- Each boy has fewer chocolate drops than fruit drops.
- For each boy, the product of the number of chocolate drops and fruit drops equals the total number of candies he has.
- Adam has more fruit drops than lemon drops

**The September Bonus**: What is the number of chocolate drops, fruit drops and lemon drops possessed by each of Adam and Beau?

**Hall of Fame (September Puzzle Solvers):**

Earl Dombroski (NM)

Mike Arms (NM)

Rocky S. Stone (NM)