This odd little problem in domestic arithmetic
was sprung by the cook upon Mrs. Smith when she
wanted to know what the grocer charged for such
small eggs.

"I paid twelve cents for the lot," replied
Bridget, "but I made him throw in two extra
ones, because they were so little, and you see
that made them cost one cent a dozen less than
his first asking price!"

Tell now how many eggs she received for her
twelve cents?