# Money/Coins Problem

• Oct 6th 2011, 08:22 PM
mathbyte
Money/Coins Problem
I have two U.S. coins. They total thirty cents. One of them is not a nickel. What are the coins?
• Oct 6th 2011, 08:27 PM
pickslides
Re: Money/Coins Problem
A nickel and a quarter?
• Oct 6th 2011, 08:41 PM
mathbyte
Re: Money/Coins Problem
Yes, you got it!
I was thinking it would either get solved quickly, or confuse folks for a bit.
• Oct 7th 2011, 06:35 PM
Soroban
Re: Money/Coins Problem
Hello, mathbyte!

Quote:

I have two US coins.
They total thirty cents.
One of them is not a nickel.
What are the coins?

I first heard this riddle on the playground.
I didn't care for the answer then.
I'm not too crazy about it now.
(But some of my friends laughed hysterically over it. .Go figure.)

"One of the coins is not a nickel", but the other coin is! . Nyuk-nyuk!

• Oct 8th 2011, 10:29 AM
mathbyte
Re: Money/Coins Problem
Okay, let's make it a bit harder...
Same question, but there is actually another answer!
Hint: In this instance, I'd be crazy to actually spend the coins as thirty cents.