Q. There ‘poker-face’ pokers, namely Jamal, Billu and Tahir were poking fun at each other.
They started the game with funds in their pockets as under:
Tahir and Billu together had twice as much as Jamal. Billu finished with Rs. 2/-.
Now, without using your mathematical knowledge would you tell how much money did each of the three, pockers finished with in his valet?
A. Since T started with 1/5 of the total pool and finishing with 1/4, he won 1/4-1/5 =1/20. Similarly J won 1/3-1/4=1/12, so together they won, 2/15. So B must have Lost 2/15 which, we are told, was Rs. 2. Therefore, the pool was Rs.15/-. T’s finishing total was 1/4 of this, J’s 1/3, and B’s the remainder. Hence, Tahir finished with Rs.3.75, Jamal with Rs.5/-, Billu with Rs.6.25. (having started with Rs.3/-, Rs.3.75, Rs.8.25 respectively).