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## #1 2009-08-04 16:07:47

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!

EDIT: Use the version in the 'puzzle' hide box above. It's clearer than the image below, and has copiable text. The image contains two versions of the puzzle in one, which I think happened when the forum changed servers. I've tried to delete it, but can't.

Last edited by phrontister (2016-05-01 20:25:45)

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## #2 2010-04-29 06:43:13

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

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If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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## #3 2010-04-30 02:44:35

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

Hi ZHero,

Part 1:

Part 2:

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## #4 2010-04-30 03:04:17

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

Hi phrontister!

If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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## #5 2010-04-30 03:14:18

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

Hi ZHero,

Part 2:

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## #6 2010-04-30 09:33:42

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Wrap it in bacon

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## #7 2010-04-30 10:39:00

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

TheDude wrote:

Very close!

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #8 2016-05-01 22:13:38

Relentless
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Hi (:

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## #9 2016-05-02 00:01:19

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

Hi Relentless;

Both correct!

My HP 32SII (below), working 'perfectly well' again! I must've walked off with it, and the refund! I'll have to 'pay' the shop a visit...

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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