# ram rakhan was well-known all around his neighbour-hood for being a very lazy person. so when he went around looking for a job as a farm-hand everyone refused to engage him, except farmer gulab singh, who was a very smart person. gulab singh engaged the services of ram rakhan at a salary of rs. 240 a month consisting of 30 days. however, he set a condition that he would forefeit rs. 10 a day for everyday that he idled. ram rakhan accepted the job. at the end of the month it was found that neither owed the other anything. this taught a lesson to ram rakhan. can you tell just how many days ram rakhan worked and how many days he idled? a. worked for 40/3 days, idled for 50/3 days b. worked for 40 days, idled for 10 days c.idled for 40/3 days, worked for 50/3 days d. none of these

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get ram rakhan was well-known all around his neighbour-hood for being a very lazy person. so when he went around looking for a job as a farm-hand everyone refused to engage him, except farmer gulab singh, who was a very smart person. gulab singh engaged the services of ram rakhan at a salary of rs. 240 a month consisting of 30 days. however, he set a condition that he would forefeit rs. 10 a day for everyday that he idled. ram rakhan accepted the job. at the end of the month it was found that neither owed the other anything. this taught a lesson to ram rakhan. can you tell just how many days ram rakhan worked and how many days he idled? a. worked for 40/3 days, idled for 50/3 days b. worked for 40 days, idled for 10 days c.idled for 40/3 days, worked for 50/3 days d. none of these from screen.

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### The Idler

ram rakhan was well known all around his neighbourhood for being a very lazy person. Sp when he went around looking for a job as a farm-hand everyone refused to engage him, except farmer Gulab Singh, who was very smart person.

Gulab Singh engaged the services of ram Rakhan at a salary of Rs. 240 a month consisting of 30 days. However, he set a condition that he would forefeir Rs. 10 for each day that he idled. Rm Rakhan accepted yhe job.

At the end of the month of it was found that neither owed the pther anything. This taught a lesson to Ram Rakhan.

Can you tell just how many days Ram Rakhan worked and how many dats he idled?

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## Puzzle on the Idler

This is a puzzle on the idler – Ram Lakhan. Can you determine how many days Ram Lakhan worked and how many days he sat around doing nothing?

## Puzzle on the Idler

Puzzle on the Idler **The Idler Puzzle**

It is a puzzle on the idler – Ram Lakhan was well-known in his neighborhood for being a very lethargic individual. When he went looking for a job as a farmhand, everyone turned him down except farmer Gulab Singh, who was a brilliant man.

**Premise –**Ram Lakhan was hired by Gulab Singh for a monthly pay of Rs. 240 for 30 days.

**Rules –**He stipulated that he would forfeit Rs. 10 for each day he sat inactively. Ram Lakhan agreed to take the position It was noticed after a month that neither of them owed the other anything. It taught Ram Lakhan a valuable lesson.

**Objective –**Can you determine how many days Ram Lakhan worked and how many days he sat around doing nothing?

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**Solution for the Idler **

As per the given premise and rule, let us attempt to find the number of days in which Ram Lakhan worked and the number of days he sat inactively.

So, Ram Lakhan’s salary was decided to be Rs. 240 for a month of 30 days. This makes it Rs. 8 each day.

Now, when as we know none owned anything to one another.

Therefore, the concept to apply the logic is:-

Concept

The salary of working days = The salary forfeit for the inactive days

Hence, he must have worked for 16\frac {2}{3}1632 days which means he earned money = Rs. 133.33

And he must have idled for 13\frac {1}{3}1331 and lost money = Rs. 133.33.

This makes a situation where Gulab Singh and Ram Lakhan owned nothing to one another.

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