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Puzzle ID:#8366
Fun:*** (2.91)
Difficulty:*** (2.71)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:electronjohn*us****
Corrected By:jasmin215

 

 

 



Fred went to a hardware store in Boston with Alex, Ben, and George. He noted that a hammer cost ten times as much as a screwdriver and a power saw cost ten times as much as a hammer. The storekeeper said that Ben could buy a power saw, George could buy a screw driver and Alex could buy a hammer. Based on this what would the storekeeper let Fred buy?



Answer

Fred could buy all three (the power saw, hammer and screw driver) since he had $111 with him (a $1 bill-George Washington, a $10 Alexander Hamilton, and a $100 bill-Ben Franklin). Boston is in the USA and therefore uses the US currency I just described.
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