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There is a variant of this puzzle here, but it's not quite the same. If I missed it in a search then my bad.

There is a bum who loves cigars, but unfortunately he can't afford to buy any. He realizes though that people rarely finish their cigars. He finds out that on average there is 1/5 of a cigar remaining when a person throws it away. Therefore he can make 1 cigar if he finds five cigar butts. Yesterday the bum had a very lucky day and found 25 cigar butts. How many cigars was he able to make?

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0 or 5 the bum cant even put them together to make a cigar let alone 5 unless you are looking from a math perspective

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the bum cant even put them together to make a cigar

Sure he can. He takes the tobacco that has not been smoked from each cigar butt and rolls it all together inside 1 piece of paper (newspaper I guess...) The type of paper really isn't the point anyway.

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well i would not know anything about that and i dont intend to

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he rolled one giant fatty.

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Noct how 6

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I get 6 because he uses 25 butts to make 5 cigars for himself. And then he uses his 5 butts from the 5 he just smoked to make one more. So 6

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cool

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Think I saw this done with clay - did'nt drive me potty

Most people give up buying cigars and stop after their friends get fed!

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I get 6 because he uses 25 butts to make 5 cigars for himself. And then he uses his 5 butts from the 5 he just smoked to make one more. So 6

I had thought of 5, but not 6. Guess I didn't think too much.

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