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What Did I Buy?

Math brain teasers require computations to solve.

 

Puzzle ID:#27665
Fun:*** (2.74)
Difficulty:** (2.04)
Category:Math
Submitted By:Question_MarkAsx*****
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



When Skid Mark walked into a shop, he bought a bottle of mineral water, 2 sandwiches and a bag of crisps. This cost him 761QEM.
Later on, Exclamation Mark goes into the same shop and buys a sandwich and a bottle of fizzy juice. This cost him 408QEM.
Later, Birth Mark goes into the same shop and buys a bottle of mineral water and a bag of crisps. This cost her 153QEM.
Later on, Book Mark goes into the same shop and buys 3 bottles of mineral water and 2 sandwiches. This cost her 938QEM.
Later on, Question Mark goes into the same shop and buys 4 items. This cost him 555QEM. What did Question Mark buy?

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Comments

dude7*sg*
Dec 24, 2005

I didn't get it because I was too lazy Anyway,What's QEM stand for?
TheEarthling*no*
Dec 24, 2005

This was so fun to work out! Great teaser.
(user deleted)
Dec 24, 2005

Yeah, what does QEM mean?
Question_MarkAsx*
Dec 24, 2005

QEM is just a currency.
WJSMama**
Dec 27, 2005

I love all the different marks
I was also too lazy to figure it out
mr_brainiac*
Jan 03, 2006

Easy, but interesting, simple algebra and looking for workable combinations to reach 555.
Winner4600*
Jan 07, 2006

Very fun and easy!!!
Brainy_1Aus*
Jan 11, 2006

I love the names of your relatives!! But I have no clue as to what a QEM is so I was completely lost! Great teaser though!
Winner4600*
Jan 12, 2006

Who cares what a QEM is? The point here is the amount...

By the way, people don't exactly use pesos in Bangladesh...just think of QEM as a "universal" currency!!!
roscoep**
Jan 30, 2006

The reason/s you didn't figure it out has nothing to do with QEM. It could just as well been puppy teeth.
darqlilyus
Feb 02, 2006

interesting teaser...enjoyed the mental workout.. keep up the great job...thanx.
appleandeve*ar
Sep 28, 2006

Puppy teeth? How delightfully morbid- yay, wampum!

Anyway, this one was easy but took some effort to do the computations. Overall, very nice.
Peerie
Mar 08, 2007

the solution only gives u the prices of wat each item costs.....it doesnt giv u WAT items were bought? does anybody know wat items were bought?
Peerie
Mar 08, 2007

oops my bad....didnt read the first line!!!!
javaguru*us*
Jan 27, 2009

Very easy, didn't need to break out the pencil and paper.

Would have been more interesting if you weren't able to pin the cost of each item down exactly. For example, knowing that a bottle of mineral water and a bag or crisps was x, you can use that as two items without having to know the cost of each.



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