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A NEW MONEY PUZZLE.

(Money Puzzles)
The largest sum of money that can be written in pounds, shillings,
pence, and farthings, using each of the nine digits once and only once,
is L98,765, 4s. 31/2d. Now, try to discover the smallest sum of money
that can be written down under precisely the same conditions. There must
be some value given for each denomination--pounds, shillings, pence,
and farthings--and the nought may not be used. It requires just a little
judgment and thought.


Answer:

The smallest sum of money, in pounds, shillings, pence, and farthings,
containing all the nine digits once, and once only, is L2,567, 18s.
93/4d.










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