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#1 2009-08-05 14:07:47

phrontister
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The missing dollar (& the 2 extra dollars)

Here's an oldie that I adapted to include a situation that actually occurred (with some narrative licence).

The first part is just the old "missing penny" puzzle (it's also known under several other names), while the second part is based on that puzzle but is an extra little teaser I thought up.

You'll solve it quicker than it takes to read!

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EDIT: I tried to delete the third image but can't for some reason. That one is just the other two combined, which I'd separated and enlarged for better printing clarity.


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Last edited by phrontister (2009-09-02 02:32:02)


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#2 2010-04-30 04:43:13

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Re: The missing dollar (& the 2 extra dollars)



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If two or more thoughts intersect with each other, then there has to be a point.
 

#3 2010-05-01 00:44:35

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Re: The missing dollar (& the 2 extra dollars)

Hi ZHero,

Part 1: up

Part 2:


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#4 2010-05-01 01:04:17

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Hi phrontister!


If two or more thoughts intersect with each other, then there has to be a point.
 

#5 2010-05-01 01:14:18

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Hi ZHero,

Part 2:

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#6 2010-05-01 07:33:42

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Wrap it in bacon
 

#7 2010-05-01 08:39:00

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Re: The missing dollar (& the 2 extra dollars)

TheDude wrote:

Very close!


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