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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 06 Apr '10 21:42
    You can only use two coins to make 25 pence ,however ,one cannot be a five pence coin !!
  2. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    06 Apr '10 22:32
    Originally posted by phil3000
    You can only use two coins to make 25 pence ,however ,one cannot be a five pence coin !!
    I'm not familiar with what denominations of coins there are in the UK, but if there's a 25 pence coin, I would use one of those and my "Bowl-O-Rama play token" coin.
  3. Subscriber joe shmo On Vacation
    Strange Egg
    06 Apr '10 23:23
    Originally posted by phil3000
    You can only use two coins to make 25 pence ,however ,one cannot be a five pence coin !!
    one is
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    06 Apr '10 23:24
    Originally posted by phil3000
    You can only use two coins to make 25 pence ,however ,one cannot be a five pence coin !!
    The other one is a five pence coin. You said only one could not be a five pence coin, not the other one!
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    07 Apr '10 04:55
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    The other one is a five pence coin. You said only one could not be a five pence coin, not the other one!
    Are you lawyering up?
  6. 07 Apr '10 09:56
    Originally posted by forkedknight
    I'm not familiar with what denominations of coins there are in the UK, but if there's a 25 pence coin, I would use one of those and my "Bowl-O-Rama play token" coin.
    1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2 and £5
  7. 07 Apr '10 11:48
    Originally posted by adramforall
    1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2 and £5
    1,5 * 10p = 15p
    0,5 * 20p = 10p

    15 + 10 = 25p
  8. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    07 Apr '10 17:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by adramforall
    1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2 and £5
    Aha! there is a 25p coin. It's just rare.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Twenty-Five_Pence_coin
  9. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    08 Apr '10 00:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Are you lawyering up?
    It's an old joke.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091106211624AAi4pIT
  10. 08 Apr '10 16:33
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    The other one is a five pence coin. You said only one could not be a five pence coin, not the other one!
    Youv'e got it
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    16 Apr '10 08:37
    Originally posted by adramforall
    1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2 and £5
    For a short period post-decimalisation there were coins of 0.5p, 2.5 p (old 6d) and 12.5p (old half crown). So at that time 25p could have been made up of 2 x 12.5p coins.

    Yes I really am that old!
  12. 16 Apr '10 08:59
    Melt any two coins down, and mold them into the words "25 pence".
  13. 16 Apr '10 10:45
    Originally posted by Thomaster
    1,5 * 10p = 15p
    0,5 * 20p = 10p

    15 + 10 = 25p
    I like this answer!
  14. 17 Apr '10 17:12
    I've heard this riddle posed as 2 American coins totalling 15 cents, and one isn't a nickel.