Sunday Times Teaser 2499 – No Title
by Victor Bryant
Published August 14 2010 (link)
Joe was talking to the supermarket manager about shelf stocking, and she mentioned a recent exercise with milk. Each morning, they added sufficient new stock to ensure there were 1,200 litres on the shelves. They found that 56% of the new stock was sold on the first day, half that amount the next day and half that new amount the day after. Any remaining stock was regarded as out of date and removed next morning before restocking. Hence, they calculated the number of litres to be added each morning.
What is that number?