Algebra: Other Algebra Problems – #345


Question: In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, the following dialogue takes place:

Tweedledum (to Tweedledee): The sum of your weight and twice mine is 361 pounds.

Tweedledee (to Tweedledum): Contrawise, the sum of your weight and twice mine is 362 pounds.

Find the weight of each of the two characters.

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