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Newspaper delivery people

Newspaper delivery people

Five newspaper dealers teamed up and gathered their newspapers to have a good number of stocks that they distributed as if they were freshly baked cakes. After a tiring day at work they made the following count:

»Tom Smith sold a newspaper more than a quarter of the total newspapers.
“Billy Jones handed out a newspaper more than a quarter of what was left.
»Ned Smith sold a newspaper more than a quarter of that rest.
“Charly Jones sold a newspaper more than a quarter of what was left.

At this point in the game the Smiths had 100 advantage newspapers over the Joneses, but little Jimmy Jones, the smallest of the five, sold all that remained and in this happy last cast ...

How much did the Jones brothers earn?

Solution

They won by 220 newspapers.