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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?

See The Solution Submitted by Charlie    
Rating: 3.2857 (7 votes)

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Errata: 1st solution | Comment 5 of 12 |
(In reply to Solution by Steve Herman)

Thank u for reading this comment.

However the comment is no longer relavent.

Just wanted to save any confusion. Sorry to fuss, Steve obviously solved the problem, this was a typo.

You can go and do some more puzzles now.

Really!

Why are you still reading this?

Edited on September 18, 2005, 11:55 pm
  Posted by Percy on 2005-09-17 12:47:33

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