A simple math puzzle.
A set of 10 encyclopedias is sitting on a bookshelf in left-to-right numerical order.
Each single volume contains 1,000 pages.
A bookworm eats its way directly and linearly through them in a straight line.
It starts on page 1 of volume 1.
It ends on page 1,000 of volume 10.
Question: Not counting any covers, flysheets, etc., how many pages does the bookworm eat ?
I intend to post my answer next Monday,
or before that if anyone comments with a solution that I agree with.
The answer is now posted: The Bookworm And The Encyclopedias - The Solution