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 Divide into Primes (Posted on 2005-09-17)
The coins currently in circulation in Britain are for 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, 100p and 200p. When I gave one of each of these coins to Tom and Harry to share between them, each took two or more coins, with each person's coins' total value equal to a prime number of pence. No coins were left over.

I asked Harry whether his share was a specific number of coins that I mentioned. He said "no".

I then asked Harry whether he had the coin of a denomination I specified. He said "yes".

His two answers allowed me to determine the total of the value that Harry had taken. What was that value?

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 Subject Author Date re: answer Ady TZIDON 2015-01-09 23:54:13 answer K Sengupta 2007-09-12 01:15:55 My take on what Harry;s got Rich 2005-11-12 15:36:46 re: question about problem monica 2005-09-21 04:48:53 question about problem monica 2005-09-21 04:04:11 re: Coincidence and binary searches Steve Herman 2005-09-18 12:52:54 re: Errata: 1st solution Steve Herman 2005-09-17 15:58:04 Errata: 1st solution Percy 2005-09-17 12:47:33 Coincidence and binary searches Steve Herman 2005-09-17 12:23:27 Variation on the puzzle Penny 2005-09-17 12:16:05 Solution Bractals 2005-09-17 04:19:51 Solution Steve Herman 2005-09-17 03:33:17

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