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55 Cents

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

 

Puzzle ID:#234
Fun:*** (2.48)
Difficulty:** (1.11)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:Phyllis*****!
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



A man holds out his closed fist and says: "I am holding two coins in my hand. The sum of these coins comes to exactly 55 cents. One of the coins is not a nickel. Can you tell me the value of each of the coins?"



Answer

The coin that is not a nickel is a half dollar. The other coin is a nickel.
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Comments

inudbzAus
Mar 15, 2003

i saw this on cosby
Rowsdower*
Dec 23, 2003

Hey Theo, get me a Jello puddin' pop!
coolbrain2291**
Jan 23, 2004

rather easy
Mogmatt16Ava*
Feb 24, 2004

we get so many dupes of this teaser
darthforman*
May 26, 2005

Hey! Hey! Hey!

smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 23, 2005

tricky...
peppamintp*us*
Nov 15, 2005

Learned this one in second grade but it was still fun
boodlerAgb*
Nov 24, 2005

Had to look twice, and then at the hint, which gave it to me
hidentreasure**
Nov 29, 2005

EASY!
stephiesd**
Dec 14, 2005

this was in one of my grandma's teaching books too.
puttaholic*au*
Dec 17, 2005

i dont know the american lingo
mario128*us
Dec 25, 2005

u know, it could have been that the person was holding two coins plus five, 2 quarters and 5 pennies
cmariew27
Dec 30, 2005

It was ok but not the best one!Could of been better!!!
luckythirteenAus*
Feb 04, 2006

i got it right for once!!!!
fezface***
Feb 24, 2006

i got this one right! this was an awesome teaser! wh00!
keveffect1*us*
Feb 27, 2006

copycat of Bill Cosby which copied this to begin with
TehIgnored*us*
Mar 03, 2006

Thats an OLD one.
righteouschick2*
Apr 08, 2006

incredibly easy i didnt even look at the hint
calmsaviorAus*
Apr 13, 2006

should be in TRICK category

still a classic
calmsaviorAus*
Apr 13, 2006

should be in TRICK category

still a classic
petraka
Apr 25, 2006

easy!! ΓΌ but fun anyway.
elshawnoAus*
May 05, 2006

I didn't like it that much...

it got me thinking that there wasn't a nickel at all...

whatevr...
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
May 28, 2006

to the comment above this one-thats the point!
yay this was good!
jaxie9*us*
Jun 15, 2006

I heard it in a little kid book
nellie188*au
Jun 16, 2006

to easy i learnt it ages ago and please make the hints harder to understand uit was to obvious
nellie188*au
Jun 16, 2006

to easy i learnt it ages ago and please make the hints harder to understand uit was to obvious
nellie188*au
Jun 16, 2006

banzai*
Jul 03, 2006

easy.
DEJLus*
Jul 27, 2006

EASY.
sabrefang
Aug 23, 2006

No offence, but that was SIMPLE! (apart from the fact that I didn't know what a nickel was worth) but once I saw that (I'm an Aussie) it was pretty damn obvious... One isn't 5 cents, I have 55 cents... HOW EASY IS THAT? No offence, but it was pretty lame...

(don't mean to leave a bad impression but I'm sorry...)
rrn0rrnrrnY*us*
Sep 03, 2006

Have to agree with the majority here. I've heard this one in the 55c and 30c variations since I was a kid. Also think it belongs in tricks. Childrens' tricks if we had them.
nojttalp*us*
Feb 13, 2007

I saw this one on an episode of Scrubs.
bgil7604Aus
Feb 26, 2007

I don't want to be too mean, but that was really stupid. Also, shouldn't everyone know that a nickel is worth 5 cents??????????
brudork*
Mar 10, 2007

This one is a trick.... Some people are from diffrent countries you know
coolguy5678Aza*
Apr 08, 2007

Yeah, I got it from Scrubs too.
ChRmD1Aus*
Apr 28, 2007

Yeah, I've heard it so many times...



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