Sunday Times Teaser 2581 – Resplendency
by H. Bradley and C. Higgins
Published: 11 March 2012 (link)
Our local Hibernian band will lead the St Patrick’s Day parade next Saturday, resplendent in their new tunics and finery. The total cost of this was one thousand pounds and it was generously paid for by the parish council. Each tunic cost the same two-figure number of pounds (and that number happens to be double the number of girls in the band). In addition, each girl in the band has some extra finery, and the cost of this for each girl was the same as the cost of the tunic but with the two digits in reverse order.
How many boys and how many girls are there in the band?