Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.
A man sees a sign that says 'Coconuts, $5 a dozen'. With his lightning quick brain he calculated that if he sold those same coconuts to the coconut air assault team for the going rate of $3 per dozen that in no time at all he would be a millionaire. How does this make any sense?
He's a millionaire already.
Jun 06, 2002
Nov 30, 2003
|Patriotic millionaires! We need more of 'em. |
Jun 01, 2005
|i guessed that he started as a billionaire - if he adopted this scheme then he'd lose all his money and become a millionaire|
Jun 29, 2005
|wat would he do that?|
Oct 05, 2005
|i had figured he would first remove the coconut milk and sell it for $3+ a dozen... |
Jan 11, 2006
|Funny! The key words are "in no time at all..." Those words are meant literally! The only way to be a millionaire in no time at all would be to already be one. |
Of course, this one won't be a millionaire for much longer, at that rate!
(Oh, well, I guess He'll just "make it up on volume!)
Jan 31, 2006
|well that was charming |
Feb 10, 2006
|that s dumb, why would anyone do that, its not even a trick|
Mar 09, 2006
|I said drain the milk and sell it seperately......your answer was funnier |
Mar 25, 2006
Jun 12, 2006
|ha ha that was good! |
Dec 04, 2006
|If he started with exactly $1 million, bought 1 coconut for $5 and sold it for $3 then he would no longer be a millionaire as he would have $999,998. Similarly if he started with $1 million plus $1 he would end up $1 shy of being a millionaire.|
Therefore since I found 2 cases that contradict your proof, it is invalid and I win!
Jan 10, 2007
|Cute! But I thought that the dollar sign in the $5 was meant to be another currency, lower than the US dollar, which uses the same sign. Then if he sold them for $3 US dollars... he could become a millionaire. Now, how twisted is that reasoning? |
Feb 14, 2007
|This is not a brain teaser. it is a bad joke. |
Mar 03, 2007
|what kind of teaser was that honestly|
Aug 04, 2007
|I got that one |
May 12, 2008
|I thought he owned the coconut business.|
Jan 28, 2010
|I thought the trick was in "in no time at all" and that it was tweaked to mean that he'll never be a millionaire if he loses money like this XD|
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