Let F = (F1, …, Fn-1): (ℝn, 0)→(ℝn-1, 0) and G:(ℝn, 0)→(ℝ, 0) be germs of analytic mappings, and let X = F-1(0). Assume that 0 ∈ ℝn is an isolated singular point in X, i.e. 0 ∈ ℝn is isolated in {x ∈ X|rank[DF(x)] < n-1}. Hence a germ of X/{0} at the origin is either void or a finite disjoint union of analytic curves. Let b denote the number of branches, i.e. connected components, of X/{0} and let b+ (resp. b-, b0) denote the number of branches of X/{0} on which G is positive (resp. G is negative, G vanishes). The problem is to calculate the numbers b, b+, b-, b0 in terms of F and G.