## THE BROKEN COINS.

(

Money Puzzles)

A man had three coins--a sovereign, a shilling, and a penny--and he

found that exactly the same fraction of each coin had been broken away.

Now, assuming that the original intrinsic value of these coins was the

same as their nominal value--that is, that the sovereign was worth a

pound, the shilling worth a shilling, and the penny worth a penny--what

proportion of each coin has been lost if the value of the three

remaining fragments is exactly one pound?

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