Picnic riddle

When they started off on the great annual picnic every wagon in town was pressed into service, each one carrying the same number of people.

Half way to the picnic ground ten wagons broke down, so it was necessary for each of the remaining wagons to carry one more person.

When they started for home it was discovered that fifteen more wagons were out of commission, so on the return trip there were three persons more in each wagon than when they started out in the morning.

How many people attended the great annual picnic?

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SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 31st December 2018 in Math Puzzles.
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    900 people came to the picnic.
    100 wagons 9 people each.

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    riddlemaster Scholar Answered on 1st January 2019.
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    200 people came to the picnic.
    50 wagons with 4 people each.
    After 10 wagons break down,  the 40 people are dispersed among the remaining 40 wagons (1 each).
    After 15 wagons are found out of commission, the 75 people are dispersed among the remaining 25 wagons (3 each).

    dwtsfanatic17 Curious Answered on 25th January 2019.
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