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#1 normdeplume

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:53 PM

There is an advert in a local Hardware shop that reads:

Buy 1 for $1.00
10 for $2.00
100 for $3.00
I needed 913 and still only paid $3.00. How could this be financially viable for the shop-keeper?
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#2 chebden

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:42 PM

They are numbers for houses and it's $1 per digit.
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#3 normdeplume

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 03:17 PM

Nice.

Well Done Chebdon
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#4 courtneycater

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:12 PM

I don't get it. Expalin please? thanks.
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#5 niner

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:43 PM

I don't get it. Expalin please? thanks.


Suppose your house address is 1234 Whichever Rd. A storm blows in and blows the numbers off your house so nobody driving by would know what address your house was (hopefully the postman would still know though). Anyway, you now need to buy new numbers a new "1", a new "2", a new "3" and a new "4" to be able to display your address on your house again. If you go to the local hardware store, you will have to buy 4 numbers at $1 each and your cost would be $4.
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#6 Matteon

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:29 PM

OK. But how about this is...

What if each was a box of 10 whatevers!
Then 100 [x10] would be a 1000,
you only needed 913 whatevers,
so it would still be $3!!!
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#7 trojan2k8

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:42 PM

wow nice i dont have a clue how you figured that one out lol
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#8 itachi-san

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:44 PM

I posted this same riddle 2 days ago and it got locked immediately :angry:


Oh never mind, I didn't realize someone dug it up, my bad

Edited by itachi-san, 21 March 2008 - 08:45 PM.

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#9 rookie1ja

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:27 PM

I posted this same riddle 2 days ago and it got locked immediately :angry:


Oh never mind, I didn't realize someone dug it up, my bad

I locked your topic and directed discussion to this older topic
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:28 PM

an alternate solution:

does the shop allow refund? buy 100 for 3, refund 3 (one by one) and get another 100 for those 3 and so on.

note: 'refund' may mean selling this in some other market where there are no such offers.

Edited by sunrise, 21 March 2008 - 10:32 PM.

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