I did not write this. In fact, I haven't figured out the solution yet as I just read the question and thought it was a good one. See if anyone wants to race me to the answer. Did a search, don't think it's here. Here's the question:

In a "seven-eleven" (7-11) store, a customer selected four items to buy. The check-out clerk says that he multiplied the costs of the items and obtained exactly $7.11, the very name of the store! The customer calmly tells the clerk that the costs of the items should be added, not multiplied. The clerk then informs the customer that the correct total is also $7.11. What are the exact costs of the 4 items?

Reasoning is welcome as I am certainly not going to find the elegant solution. I see some brute force in my future.

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I did not write this. In fact, I haven't figured out the solution yet as I just read the question and thought it was a good one. See if anyone wants to race me to the answer. Did a search, don't think it's here. Here's the question:

In a "seven-eleven" (7-11) store, a customer selected four items to buy. The check-out clerk says that he multiplied the costs of the items and obtained exactly $7.11, the very name of the store! The customer calmly tells the clerk that the costs of the items should be added, not multiplied. The clerk then informs the customer that the correct total is also $7.11. What are the exact costs of the 4 items?Reasoning is welcome as I am certainly not going to find the elegant solution. I see some brute force in my future.

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