141. I bought something on the installment plan. I'm not sure if I got a good deal or not. The payments to date, according to my checkbook, have reached $96. The second cost $2.00 more than the first year; the third year cost $3.00 more than the second; and the fourth year cost me $4.00 more than the third. What were my payments the first year?
142. For Easter, the local candy store held a contest to judge the number of large Easter eggs in a bowl. Bill guessed 35, Joe guessed 29, Ann guessed 28, Sam guessed 33 and Mike guessed 30. One was correct. One was off by 5, one by 1, one by 2 and one by 3. Who was right?
147. Two clocks were correct at midnight but then one began to gain four minutes every hour. It stopped one and a half hours ago showing 4:48 pm. The clocks run for less than 24 hours. What time will the other clock be showing?