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# Wrong Price

If you purchased some games (costing a total of £27.80) plus 32 cans of cola, 88 postcards and a large amount of 12p sweets, why would your suspicions be justified if the total cost was £64.78?

### Answer

£64.78 is not divisible by four, but all the parts of the total (2780, 32, 88, 12) are.Hide Answer Show Answer

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I didn't really understand this, maybe you need to add a little more info, or it could just be me

The amount you spent on each group of items must have been

divisible by 4 (assuming all prices are an exact number of pence).

So, for example, the amount you spent on postcards should be a multiple of

88, and hence a multiple of 4. Since each subtotal is a multiple

of 4, the total should be also - but it isn't.

divisible by 4 (assuming all prices are an exact number of pence).

So, for example, the amount you spent on postcards should be a multiple of

88, and hence a multiple of 4. Since each subtotal is a multiple

of 4, the total should be also - but it isn't.

couldn't have put it better my self!

Could someone provide me with two months of Sundays, because I would never have got that in a month of Sundays

Ok, this one was kind of easy.

That is "ASSUMING" all prices are an exact number of pence. But its not explicitly written in the teaser. So problems may arise if let say, 4 postcards cost 7 pence.

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