SOLUTION TO 108. THE LEAP-YEAR LADIES. (1/2)
The correct and only answer is that 11,616 ladies made proposals of marriage. Here are all the details, which the reader can check for himself with the original statements. Of 10,164 spinsters, 8,085 married bachelors, 627 married widowers, 1,221 were declined by bachelors, and 231 declined by widowers. Of the 1,452 widows, 1,155 married bachelors,
and 297 married widowers. No widows were declined. The problem is not
SOLUTION TO 108. THE LEAP-YEAR LADIES. (2/2)
difficult, by algebra, when once we have succeeded in correctly stating it.
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