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karasu
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(04-14-2005, 08:14 PM)
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A riddle!
BojTrek
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(04-14-2005, 08:17 PM)
You have 6 coins, 4 - pennies and 2 - 2 cents pieces?

1 - 1 - 2 = 4 cents
1 - 1 - 2 = 4 cents

So there you have 6 coins, 2 rows and 4 in each row? Correct?
bjork
(04-14-2005, 08:18 PM)
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Blackace
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(04-14-2005, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by BojTrek

You have 6 coins, 4 - pennies and 2 - 2 cents pieces?

1 - 1 - 2 = 4 cents
1 - 1 - 2 = 4 cents

So there you have 6 coins, 2 rows and 4 in each row? Correct?

is there any country with a 2 cent piece?
BojTrek
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(04-14-2005, 08:25 PM)
US Two Cent Piece


Years of Production: 1864 through 1873
Compostion: Copper, tin and zinc
Minted at: Two cent pieces were struck at the Philadelphia Mint
Location of Mint Mark: No mint mark - all two cent pieces were struck at the Philadelphia Mint
Designer: The two cent piece was designed by James B. Longacre
Comments: The two cent piece was the first coin to carry the phrase, "In God We Trust." Click coins at right to view obverse and reverse coin detail.



Blackace
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(04-14-2005, 08:26 PM)
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Years of Production: 1864 through 1873 :lol

so that makes that post... worthless...... Let's talk about greenbacks while we are at it
Memles
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(04-14-2005, 08:28 PM)
You know, it's a hell of a lot easier if you use Canadian coinage.

Toonie + 2 Loonies
Toonie + 2 Loonies

Voila.
Brannon
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(04-14-2005, 08:29 PM)
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You have 6 dollars. Put them in 2 rows, with 4 in each row.

That's a more valid riddle today being that we still have $2 bills in circulation.
karasu
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(04-14-2005, 08:30 PM)
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I don't know the answer. :lol
Jeffahn
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(04-14-2005, 08:30 PM)

Originally Posted by triste

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What I was thinking. People automatically assume you have to have seperate rows.

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Hollywood
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(04-14-2005, 08:36 PM)
How can you have 2 rows of 4 with six coins? Or each row has to add up to 4?

1-{1-1}-1 = 4
{1-1}
bjork
(04-14-2005, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffahn

What I was thinking. People automatically assume you have to have seperate rows.

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These kind of things are directed at thinking outside the box.

My answer may be wrong (I rarely get these kind of riddles sorted out), but it was a good try, no?
mrklaw
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(04-14-2005, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffahn

What I was thinking. People automatically assume you have to have seperate rows.

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I know its supposed to be lateral thinking, but you *do* have to have separate rows. That above is *one* row. They can touch/overlap, but there needs to be two of them.

I hope. I'm crap at these puzzle donkey type things.
Fuzzy
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(04-14-2005, 09:09 PM)
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Take five of the coins and make an cross, put the last coin on top of the coin in the middle.

..X
XOX
..X

X=1 coin
o=2 coins
Kung Foo Kid
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(04-14-2005, 09:09 PM)
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So
--1
1-2-1
--1

2="stacked on each other, 2 rows each with 4 coins in each row.

Am I right?
Fuzzy
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(04-14-2005, 09:10 PM)
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Beat you. :D
Kung Foo Kid
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(04-14-2005, 09:12 PM)
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Dam...
karasu
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(04-14-2005, 09:20 PM)
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Jeffahn
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(04-14-2005, 09:22 PM)

Originally Posted by mrklaw

I know its supposed to be lateral thinking, but you *do* have to have separate rows. That above is *one* row. They can touch/overlap, but there needs to be two of them.

I hope. I'm crap at these puzzle donkey type things.

No, that's the first time you've mentioned "seperate".

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Lord Error
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(04-14-2005, 09:31 PM)
Wouldn't the above solution have three rows (the third one being vertical as it has two coins?)

I like better the solution with 1 and 2 dollar coins, well at least we have 2 dollar coins in Canada, not sure about the US.
karasu
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(04-14-2005, 09:32 PM)
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The riddle doesn't say anything about 4 cents.
ohamsie
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(04-14-2005, 09:32 PM)
Wouldn't that be 1 row and 1 column though?
Powdered Toastman
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(04-14-2005, 10:34 PM)

Originally Posted by Blackace

is there any country with a 2 cent piece?

hobart
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(04-14-2005, 10:40 PM)
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The UK also uses 2 pence (Tuppence) pieces.

And the answer to that old riddle is indeed... the cross (with the middle containing two coins).
gblues
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(04-14-2005, 11:57 PM)
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That's a stupid riddle. A cross is not two rows. It is a row and a column!

Nathan
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(04-15-2005, 12:22 AM)

Originally Posted by gblues

That's a stupid riddle. A cross is not two rows. It is a row and a column!

Nathan

For those brought up on Excel yeah I guess.

Traditional definition of "row" is not so stringent, in fact the relevant definition for "column," as in non-architectual, is identical to "row." This riddle is an old one, and I like it.

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