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Posted 03/01/2008   8:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add laswabbie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is a quiz I used to give my students on the first day of my Business Math class every semester. The first person to get the right answer will receive a package of 25 trianglular stamps, a neat U.S. cover, and 2 surprise bonus items! The quiz ends at midnight central time on Monday, 10 March if no one gets the right answer.

A young fellow goes into a convenience store to buy a couple of things. He buys a package of razor blades, shaving cream, a bottle of cheap aftershave lotion and a candy bar. The clerk rings up his total and it comes out to $13.59.

The fellow opens his wallet. He's got a buck. He says, "Oh man...oh, wait a minute. I have an emergency $50 tucked in my wallet." He takes it out. He hands the fellow the fifty-dollar bill. The cashier gives him his change, and as he does so, the cashier says," That's interesting!"

The customer says, "Geez, it is!"

So, what's so darn interesting?

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Posted 03/01/2008   9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Charles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The change he receives gives him the common US currency... a penny, a nickel, a dime, a quarter, a dollar bill, a five dollar bill, a ten dollar bill and a twenty dollar bill.

Charles.
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Posted 03/01/2008   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Holy Moly, that was quick! Congratualtions!

You certainly aren't a West Monroe High School Graduate! Send me an email with your address and I'll get your package off to you!

I'll have to come up with something even harder next time!
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Posted 03/01/2008   9:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Charles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, the only two oddities were the candy bar and the change. Couldn't think of anything odd about the candy bar, so did the math. It may be easier to see on paper as opposed to hearing it.

How do I give you my e-mail address without violating the 50 post policy?

Charles.
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Posted 03/02/2008   10:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations Charles! (I'm working out)

You should be able to email members on the forum once you have 10 posts.

Thanks LaSwabbie for a great contest!
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Posted 03/02/2008   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great contest Greg!!

What a whizz you are charles.

I was never any good at these brain teaser things.

Dianne
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Posted 03/02/2008   6:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Charles, please email me your address tonight if you can. I'm going to the PO tomorrow and might not be able to get back there for a week or so! Laswabbie@gmail.com

Congratulations again!
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Posted 03/03/2008   8:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Charles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Email sent. Thanks.

Charles.
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