Solution #39: Riverside Drive

Let r be the number of houses to the right of my house and l the number of houses to the left of my house when I look toward the river. We have the following simultaneous equations:
          r + l = 10
rl - (r+1)(l-1) = 5
Hence, r + l = 10 and r - l = 4.

thus r = 7 and l = 3.

My house is therefore the fourth from the left when facing the river.

Source: Berrondom, Marie
Categories: Number sense, Arithmetic, Multiplication
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