# Santa mistake on Christmas puzzle

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Santa distributes 2 gifts to every child in the street at the Christmas evening. He mistakenly gives 4 gifts to some children. If he distributed 50 gifts to 21 children.

How many children got 4 gifts?

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 31st August 2016 in

Here every child gets at least 2 gifts.
So 21 children gets 21*2= 42 gifts.
So 4 of the 21 children gets 4 gifts each.

suppose ‘x’ no of children having 2 gifts
then equation become
x*2+(21-x)*4=50
solving equation
we get
x=17
21-x=4

Sanket kore Starter Answered on 8th September 2016.

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