*New Mexicans for Science and Reason*

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**NMSR PUZZLES**

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Next Puzzle Posting: December 9th (or so), 2016

**NOVEMBER 2016 PUZZLE - "Math with Turkeys"**

*Submitted by Dave Thomas*

Fred's turkey farm has a total of 100 Toms and Hens, having a net weight of 1,650 pounds. The distribution of turkey weights is remarkably uniform for each gender, and the typical Tom weighs twice as much as a typical Hen.

**The November Bonus: **

(A) What is the largest possible Hen’s weight? How many Toms and Hens are there for this weight?

(B) What is the largest Hen’s weight that is a round number of pounds? How many Toms and Hens?

(C) With an equal number of Toms and Hens, what is a typical Hen’s weight? How many Toms (= # Hens)?

(D) What is the smallest Hen’s weight that is a round number of pounds? How many Toms and Hens? And

(E) What is the smallest possible Hen’s weight? How many Toms and Hens?

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

Paul Braterman (UK)

Brian Pasko (NM)

Terry Lauritsen (NM)

Eric Hanczyc (WA)