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 Breaking the Bank (Posted on 2004-04-07)
Zoe removes the low-denomination coins from her purse every evening and puts them in a row of piggy banks. She has acquired the piggy banks while on holiday and each of them contains coins of a different denomination. Last night Zoe counted the money in them. Here is what she found:

- There was more than £1.40 in the plastic piggy bank, which contained coins of a higher denomination than the ones Zoe keeps in the piggy bank she bought from bournemouth, which is not where she got the bank that holds her 2p pieces.
- The 5p pieces are not kept in the terracotta piggy bank, which contained less than £1.75.
- The coins in the bank made of tin were worth an even number of pence and this bank contained coins of a lower denomination than the ones in the piggy bank from Southwald.
- One of the piggy banks yielded £1.50, but not the one purchased in Weston-super-Mare. The piggy bank used to store 20p pieces contained a greater sum of money than the one containing 5p pieces.
- The china bank, which is used to store coins of one of the lowest three denominations, contained 20p more than was in the piggy bank from Margate.
- The bank that she bought in Torquay may or may not have been the one made out of wood.

Given that Zoe found totals of £1.40, £1.50, £1.60, £1.70, £1.75, and the coins she kept were in denominations of 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p (100p = £1), can you work out what she found?

 See The Solution Submitted by Sam Rating: 4.0000 (5 votes)

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 re(2): A more logically understood answer for logischer Verstand | Comment 9 of 13 |
(In reply to re: A more logically understood answer for logischer Verstand by logischer Verstand)

Um, possibly Penny was pulling your leg: the problem doesn't say "evenly divisible" but rather "and even number." Most common usage of "en even number" refers to a number evenly divisible by two (2, 4, 6...).
 Posted by Sam on 2004-04-27 23:19:50

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