The following anecdote was told to myself, a few months after the curious event, by the three witnesses in the case. They were connections of my own, the father was a clergyman of the Anglican Church; he, his wife and their daughter, a girl of... Read more of The Girl In Pink at Scary Stories.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy
Home Top Rated Puzzles Most Viewed Puzzles All Puzzle Questions Random Puzzle Question Search


THE MILLIONAIRE'S PERPLEXITY.





(Money Puzzles)
Mr. Morgan G. Bloomgarten, the millionaire, known in the States as the
Clam King, had, for his sins, more money than he knew what to do with.
It bored him. So he determined to persecute some of his poor but happy
friends with it. They had never done him any harm, but he resolved to
inoculate them with the "source of all evil." He therefore proposed to
distribute a million dollars among them and watch them go rapidly to the
bad. But he was a man of strange fancies and superstitions, and it was
an inviolable rule with him never to make a gift that was not either one
dollar or some power of seven--such as 7, 49, 343, 2,401, which numbers
of dollars are produced by simply multiplying sevens together. Another
rule of his was that he would never give more than six persons exactly
the same sum. Now, how was he to distribute the 1,000,000 dollars? You
may distribute the money among as many people as you like, under the
conditions given.


Read Answer





Next: THE PUZZLING MONEY-BOXES.

Previous: POCKET MONEY.



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK




Random Questions

The Table-top And Stools.
Various Dissection Puzzles
A Dungeon Puzzle.
The Guarded Chessboard
The Great Scramble.
Money Puzzles
The Beanfeast Puzzle.
Money Puzzles
The Mysterious Rope
THE STRANGE ESCAPE OF THE KING'S JESTER
The Tethered Goat.
Patchwork Puzzles
The Chinese Chessboard.
Chessboard Problems
The Squares Of Brocade.
Patchwork Puzzles
The Doctor's Query.
Measuring, Weight, and Packing Puzzles.
The Four Sons.
Patchwork Puzzles
The Ten Counters.
Money Puzzles
The Haberdasher's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
The Ploughman's Puzzle
CANTERBURY PUZZLES
Simple Division.
Money Puzzles
Two New Magic Squares.
Magic Squares Problem.