Problem of the day for Friday, February 23

Yesterday's problem

February 21 hints and answers

A wagon train had 96 wagons, each carrying the same number of people. When 12 wagons broke down, each of the other wagons had to carry one more person. How many people were in each wagon originally?

  • You could do this one by guess-and-check, but it might be easier to do it by thinking it through, pardner!

As always, be sure to explain the work you did to arrive at your answers!