Period Why Early America Was Obsessed With Wooden Nutmegs

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We are still no closer to the original question; how many? The article revealed the problem without the answer.
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Will this help? Pick your answer. :smile:

Okay, okay, I got this. If wooden nutmegs is w, and real nutmegs is n, the equation we set up is (0.0025)(w)+(0.04)(n)=44.00, and (0.0025)(w)=3.75. You solve the second equation by dividing 3.75 by 0.0025, and you get 1500 wooden nutmegs...wait, did I do this right?
All right... here we go:

$3.75 = 375 cents
4x - 1/4x = 375 cents with x = wooden nutmegs
= 3 3/4x = 375 cents
-> 375 cents : 3 3/4 = x
x = 100
ergo: the whole assortment contained 100 wooden nutmegs.
 
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