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Monday, June 19, 2006

Jon's MENSA Question of the Day

--posted by JRJ on 6/19/2006

You have ten coins totaling $.49. By an odd coincidence, so does your friend Henry with whom you are walking. One of you accidentally loses a coin through a hole in a pocket. What is the chance it is a dime?



Blogger Robert Fitzgerald said...

I'm fairly confident that the coin configuration is four pennies, three dimes, and three nickles (10 coins equalling $0.49). I don't see why it matters that this other dude has the same coin configuration. I'm tempted to say 3 in 10, but perhaps it would be 6 in 20 or 6 in 10. Sheesh. I'm going with 3 in 10.

June 19, 2006  
Blogger JRJ said...


June 20, 2006  
Blogger Robert Fitzgerald said...


June 20, 2006  
Blogger Mike & JB said...

How is it both 3 in 10 and 65%? Wouldn't it be 30%?

June 21, 2006  
Blogger Tony Garcia said...

On the MENSA questions here the percentage given is the percentage of the MENSA test takers that got the questions correct.

June 21, 2006  

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