Originally posted by HS Thomas:
10 x 100 = 1000 pages.
No book has covers and the worm eats through each book..
Tom the bookworm eats through 1000 pages.
The bookworm starts from page 1 of volume 1 then eats all pages between this page and up to the back cover of volume 10.
In any encyclopedia the first page of volume 1 is actually closest to volume 2!
page 100 of volume 10 is actually next to volume 9!
So, starting from page 1 of vol. 1 (which the bookworm DOES NOT EAT) it eats all pages of vol. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 which adds up to 800 pages.
[ April 22, 2004: Message edited by: Sameer Jamal ]