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

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- October 6th 2011, 09:22 PMmathbyteMoney/Coins Problem
I have two U.S. coins. They total thirty cents. One of them is not a nickel. What are the coins?

- October 6th 2011, 09:27 PMpickslidesRe: Money/Coins Problem
A nickel and a quarter?

- October 6th 2011, 09:41 PMmathbyteRe: Money/Coins Problem
Yes, you got it!

I was thinking it would either get solved quickly, or confuse folks for a bit. - October 7th 2011, 07:35 PMSorobanRe: 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!*

- October 8th 2011, 11:29 AMmathbyteRe: 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.