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Topic: The missing dollar problem
Replies: 3   Last Post: Mar 14, 1995 11:09 AM

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Howard L. Hansen

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: The missing dollar problem
Posted: Mar 14, 1995 11:09 AM
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The missing dollar problem is, I believe the same sort of word play
involved in the "extra finger" problem. Hold up both hands, start
counting your fingers beginning with the pinky finger on the left
hand--"ten, nine, eight, seven, six" (reaching the thumb of the left
hand). Now say, pushing the right hand forward, "and 5 makes 11". You
can't count in both directions at once.

On Mon, 13 Mar 1995 wrote:

> Hi,
> I am looking for The Missing Dollar Problem. I have a group of kids that
> will find this one "interesting". I have searched high and low around this
> house, and the problem is no where to be found. I am hoping that someone on
> list will have it and post it.
> I am not sure exactly how it goes, but The Missing Dollar Problem is
> unsolvable. It starts out describing a man who is paying his hotel bill. He
> has $30 and the bill is $27. He tips the bellboy, and somehow gets some
> change. When it is all done, he is short a dollar.
> Does anyone have a copy of the problem?
> Thanks!!!!!! Diane McElwain

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