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Divide into Primes (Posted on 2005-09-17) Difficulty: 3 of 5
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
Some Thoughtsre: answerAdy TZIDON2015-01-09 23:54:13
answerK Sengupta2007-09-12 01:15:55
My take on what Harry;s gotRich2005-11-12 15:36:46
re: question about problemmonica2005-09-21 04:48:53
Questionquestion about problemmonica2005-09-21 04:04:11
re: Coincidence and binary searchesSteve Herman2005-09-18 12:52:54
re: Errata: 1st solutionSteve Herman2005-09-17 15:58:04
Errata: 1st solutionPercy2005-09-17 12:47:33
Coincidence and binary searchesSteve Herman2005-09-17 12:23:27
Variation on the puzzlePenny2005-09-17 12:16:05
SolutionSolutionBractals2005-09-17 04:19:51
SolutionSteve Herman2005-09-17 03:33:17
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