VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.mathpuzzle.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


GIVING CHANGE.





(Money Puzzles)
Every one is familiar with the difficulties that frequently arise over
the giving of change, and how the assistance of a third person with a
few coins in his pocket will sometimes help us to set the matter right.
Here is an example. An Englishman went into a shop in New York and
bought goods at a cost of thirty-four cents. The only money he had was a
dollar, a three-cent piece, and a two-cent piece. The tradesman had only
a half-dollar and a quarter-dollar. But another customer happened to be
present, and when asked to help produced two dimes, a five-cent piece, a
two-cent piece, and a one-cent piece. How did the tradesman manage to
give change? For the benefit of those readers who are not familiar with
the American coinage, it is only necessary to say that a dollar is a
hundred cents and a dime ten cents. A puzzle of this kind should rarely
cause any difficulty if attacked in a proper manner.


Read Answer





Next: DEFECTIVE OBSERVATION.

Previous: THE JUNIOR CLERK'S PUZZLE.



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

The Crowded Chessboard.
Chessboard Problems
A Mixed Pedigree.
Money Puzzles
The Dorcas Society
MISCELLANEOUS PUZZLES
Square Money.
Money Puzzles
The Cross Target.
Combination and Group Problems
The Family Ages.
Money Puzzles
A Shopping Perplexity.
Money Puzzles
Tasting The Plum Puddings
THE SQUIRE'S CHRISTMAS PUZZLE PARTY
A Tennis Tournament.
Combination and Group Problems
Thirty-six Mates.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Betsy Ross Puzzle.
Various Dissection Puzzles
The Motor-car Tour.
Unicursal and Route Problems
St. George And The Dragon.
The Guarded Chessboard
Farmer Wurzel's Estate.
Patchwork Puzzles
The Exchange Puzzle.
Moving Counter Problem