# How many eggs were in each basket?

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A man and a woman both carrying baskets with eggs inside passed each other on the sidewalk. The man told the woman, "If you give me one of your eggs I will have twice as many as you, but if I give you an egg you and I will have the same amount."

How many eggs were in each basket?

posted Jun 10, 2014

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`Man has 7 Eggs and Woman has 5 Eggs`

As Man gets 1 Egg from Woman, he would have total 8 Eggs and Woman would retain 4 Eggs, Thus first condition that Man will have double Eggs then woman Satisfy.

And if Man gives his 1 Egg to woman, he would left with 6 Eggs and woman would have 6Eggs, Thus 2nd Condition of same number Eggs with both Man and woman satisfy.

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