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    Question Money/Coins Problem

    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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    Re: Money/Coins Problem

    A nickel and a quarter?
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    Re: Money/Coins Problem

    Yes, you got it!
    I was thinking it would either get solved quickly, or confuse folks for a bit.
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    Re: Money/Coins Problem

    Hello, mathbyte!

    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!

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    Exclamation 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.
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