# Coins

• 2010-09-23, 15:29
You are required to give somebody exactly 6 pence in two coins, one of which must not be a 5p piece (or exactly 6cents in two coins, one of which must not be a nickel, if you prefer :o) ) How do you do it?

UK coinage - 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2

US coinage - 1c, 5c, 10c, 25c

I will post the answer once people have had chance to have a go themselves
• 2010-09-23, 15:48
NotQuite
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Bennington
You are required to give somebody exactly 6 pence in two coins, one of which must not be a 5p piece (or exactly 6cents in two coins, one of which must not be a nickel, if you prefer :o) ) How do you do it?

CDN coinage - 1c, 5c, 10c, 25c

One is a penny (1cent), the other is a nickel.

Regards
NotQuite
• 2010-09-23, 15:49
RussB
In US Coinage.
I would return a 5c and a 1c coin.
(One is not a 5c, however the other one is.)

This is a very good example of "words have meanings" which it appears most of our politicians have forgotten.
• 2010-09-23, 15:58