The lady bought 48 lbs. of beef at 2s., and the same quantity of sausages at 1s. 6d., thus spending 8, 8s. Had she bought 42 lbs. of beef and 56 lbs. of sausages she would have spent 4, 4s. on each, and have obtained 98 lbs. instead of 96 lbs.a gain in weight of 2 lbs.


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