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## Funny money brainteaser

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Difficulty: Tricky

Clare and Jeremy just finished a job overseas, on Dough Island. They received the following as payment, in the island’s currency:

• A \$3 coin
• A \$4 coin
• A \$6 note
• An \$8 note and
• A \$9 note.

Clare and Jeremy want to share the money so they both get the same number of dollars. Is this possible?

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## Brainteaser hint

To work out what each person is owed, add up all the money and divide by 2.

Yes, it’s possible. There are \$30 in total, so Clare and Jeremy want \$15 each.
One of them must take the \$9 note, and then take the \$6 note, to make \$15.
The other person then gets the \$3 coin, the \$4 coin and the \$8 note, which also makes \$15.

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