108. THE LEAP-YEAR LADIES. Last leap-year ladies lost no time in exercising the privilege of making proposals of marriage. If the figures that reached me from an occult source are correct, the following represents the state of affairs in this country.
A number of women proposed once each, of whom one-eighth were widows. In consequence, a number of men were to be married of whom one-eleventh were widowers. Of the proposals made to widowers, one-fifth were (1/2)
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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