# Two coins to make 25 pence

phil3000
Posers and Puzzles 06 Apr '10 21:42
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. 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. joe shmo
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 !!
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4. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
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. 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?ðŸ™‚
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. forkedknight
Defend the Universe
07 Apr '10 17:501 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. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
08 Apr '10 00:081 edit
Originally posted by sonhouse
Are you lawyering up?ðŸ™‚
It's an old joke.

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 ðŸ™‚ðŸ™‚
11. wolfgang59
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.