Answer :
Farmer Rouse sent exactly 101 geese to
market.
Jabez first
sold Mr.
Jasper Tyler half of the flock and half a goose over (that is,
50½ +
½, or 51 geese, leaving 50); he then sold Farmer Avent a
third of what
remained and a third of a goose over (that is, 162/3 + 1/3, or 17
geese,
leaving 33).
He then sold Widow Foster a quarter of what
remained and
threequarters of a goose over (that is, 81/4 + 3/4 or 9 geese,
leaving
24); he next sold Ned Collier a fifth of what he had left and gave him
a
fifth of a goose "for the missus" (that is, 44/5 + 1/5 or 5 geese,
leaving 19).
He then took these 19
back to his
master.
