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### #11 Monopod

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:04 AM

Based on the Gregorian calendar with a 365.2425 day year, the answer is 2,629,746 nickels.
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### #12 airick

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:41 AM

Since he gives you 5 nickels for every nickel he gives you, and takes one away for every 5 that he has given you, then it goes something like this, (1 + (5 - 1)) = 5, (1+1+1+1+1 + (5 + 5+ 5+ 5 +5 - 1 -1- 1- 1-1)) = 25 so on and you are left with easy 5^n, n = num. of cycles (in this example 25*365*24*12), but this num. is waaaaay to high, so I'm guessin' I am not reading it right, or it's a trick question, more of a word puzzle than an actual math.
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