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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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Comments

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*us
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).
tissueAus*
Sep 14, 2002

@ran@ What is going on?
tissueAus*
Sep 14, 2002

Why did it put @ran@ before my comment???
TehIgnored*us*
Apr 18, 2006

There are a multitude of possibilities to this teaser....
DEJLus**
Aug 23, 2006

If I was them, I'd buy 7 red.
scallioAus*
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.
AlexRi3erAus*
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*us*
Aug 17, 2012

Why should it matter what the genders of the kids are?



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