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## Candy

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 Puzzle ID: #877 Fun: (2.16) Difficulty: (1.94) Category: Logic Submitted By: Michelle

A long time ago, candy was being sold at three prices: red candy at one for a penny, green candy at two for a penny, and blue candy at three for a penny. Some children (as many boys as girls) were given a total of seven pennies to spend on the candy. Each child received exactly the same value in candy. How many pieces of candy and what color candy did each child receive?

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 puppybane Oct 02, 2001 Why could there not have been 1 boy, and one girl, each getting 7 pieces of green? (user deleted) Nov 07, 2001 or 7 boys and 7 girls each getting 1 piece of green dewtell Aug 29, 2002 Or 1 boy and 1 girl each getting 3.5 cents worth of candy (several combinations, ranging from 3 reds and a green each to 7 greens each). tissue Sep 14, 2002 @ran@ What is going on? tissue Sep 14, 2002 Why did it put @ran@ before my comment??? TehIgnored Apr 18, 2006 There are a multitude of possibilities to this teaser.... DEJL Aug 23, 2006 If I was them, I'd buy 7 red. scallio Mar 13, 2007 What exactly is the question for answering this teaser? If the question is how many combinations of candy can be purchased then then there are 8... that means 4 boys and 4 girls. 7 red 1 green 5 red 2 green 3 red 3 green 1 red 1 blue 4 red 2 blue 3 red 1 blue 1 green 2 red 1 blue 2 green This teaser needs some attending to. AlexRi3er Jan 10, 2009 How come there aren't 50 boys and 50 girls? How come there were 3 of each. This teaser needs some work, if it could somehow seggust that there were 6 children that would be good. makani Aug 17, 2012 Why should it matter what the genders of the kids are?