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Spiders and ants
In my house there are both ants and spiders. Together there are 240 legs. If there were half as many spiders, and twice as many ants, there would be 336 legs. How many ants do I have in my house?
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The cost of a textbook is directly proportional to the number of math problems it contains, and inversely proportional to the number of authors who wrote the book. A textbook which contains 200 problems, and was written by 3 authors costs $5 less than a textbook which contains 150 problems, and was written by 2 authors. What is the cost of a textbook containing 450 problems, and written by 4 authors?
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When Manny has climbed halfway to the top of the skyscraper, the number of steps he has climbed is a three digit number, with the digits in descending order from left to right.
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Y is three more than twice the square of X, and Z is the square of Y, decreased by twice Y. If four times the square of X is multiplied by 2 more than the square of X, and the result is subtracted from Z, what will the final result be?