A curious alien landed in a jungle on Earth and spotted 2 cavemen taking a nap under a tree. When the alien examined the cavemen with a magnifying glass, it was surprised to see that the cavemen had an equal number of lice in their dirty beards. The alien took 150 lice from the 1st cavemen's beard and 60 lice from the 2nd caveman's beard and popped them into its mouth for it was hungry. After that, the 2nd caveman had 4 times as many lice in his beard as the 1st caveman. How many lice did each caveman have at first?
When I went up to my bedroom last night, I was shocked to see some vampires and werewolves sitting on my bed and knitting socks for me. The number of vampires was equal to the number of werewolves. When I threw some garlic at them, 555 vampires and 495 werewolves shattered the window by jumping through it and fled howling in fear. However, I couldn't go to bed because there were still 6 times as many werewolves as vampires knitting on my bed. How many werewolves were in my room at first?
My grandpa and grandma had the same number of strands of hair in their nostrils. I volunteered to pull out their nose hair with my trusty tweezers. I removed 201 strands of hair from my grandpa's nostrils and 185 strands of hair from my grandma's nostrils yesterday. My grandma had thrice as many strands of nose hair as my grandpa after that. How many strands of nose hair did each of them have in the beginning?
My 2 sisters, Alice and Janice, kissed a handsome frog last week. They ended up with an equal number of hairy boils on their tongues this week. I brought them to a witch doctor who removed 420 boils from Alice's tongue and 320 boils from Janice's tongue. Now Janice has 5 times as many ugly boils as Alice. How many boils did Janice have at first?
490 evil convicts escaped from prison. Fred used his 3 clever bloodhounds, Sniff, Smell and Scent, to track the escaped convicts. Sniff tracked down twice as many convicts as Smell. Scent, who had a sharp nose, nabbed twice as many convicts as Sniff. If the 3 smart dogs caught all the convicts, how many more convicts than Smell did Scent catch?
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