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What is for sale?

  1. May 15, 2009 #1
    One will cost you $.25.
    Fifty will cost you $.50.
    One hundred will cost you $.75.

    What is for sale?
     
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  3. May 15, 2009 #2

    cristo

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    Digits, 25 cents each.
     
  4. May 16, 2009 #3
    Syllables?
     
  5. May 19, 2009 #4
    Whats a spoiler?
     
  6. May 19, 2009 #5
    Point your mouse at the white bar find out.

    PEZ?
     
  7. May 19, 2009 #6

    turbo

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    It's an old puzzle and very simple. Cristo is right but not sufficiently specific. Where do you live?
     
  8. May 19, 2009 #7
    Doh! Thanks turbo.
     
  9. May 31, 2009 #8


    Hey! I see that the answer has been given but just for fun I'd be curious to see what someone thinks about my answer - always like to see how people look at things differently.....
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    I normalized all the numbers based on what was given above (given numbers are underlined/bolded) to find out the price of 1 unit for each item listed
    1/ 50 / 100
    $.25 / $12.5/ $25
    $.01 /$.50 / $1
    $.0075 / $.375 / $.75


    My assumption was that

    on sale meant "available for purchase at the lowest price"

    I said the third item was "on sale" because it has the lowest unit price of $.0075 for 1.
    what do you think?
     
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