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 Puzzle ID: #49137 Fun: (2.36) Difficulty: (2.11) Category: Math Submitted By: rob77

A French couple celebrates their 50th anniversary with a trip to Florida. One night they buy a bottle of wine that, even by French standards, is premium. They buy it with 130 Euros, and the exchange rate that day is 1.35 dollars per Euro. The restaurant charges a 3 percentage-point premium to exchange currencies. The wine was priced at \$171.22 American, and the couple got five American coins back as change. Which five coins did they get?

They got one quarter, one dime, and three pennies. With a 1.35 exchange rate, after the three percentage-point premium they get 1.32 dollars per Euro. Paying 130 Euros*1.32 is \$171.60 American dollars. The price is \$171.22, for a difference of 38 cents. The only way to give that change with five coins is one quarter, one dime, and three pennies.
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