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Pennies = Nickels (Posted on 2009-10-08) Difficulty: 1 of 5
A machine gives out five pennies for each nickel inserted into it. The machine also gives out five nickels for each penny.

Starting out with one penny, is it possible to use the machine in such a manner as to end up with an equal number of nickels and pennies?

As a bonus, is it possible to end up with exactly one dollar?

No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta    
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  Subject Author Date
Count Your Changeed bottemiller2009-10-08 18:28:32
Some ThoughtsIs it possible?Dej Mar2009-10-08 16:08:21
SolutionAchievable amounts (spoiler)Steve Herman2009-10-08 13:18:16
SolutionChasing nickels (spoiler)Steve Herman2009-10-08 13:09:35
EqualityJim Keneipp2009-10-08 13:08:29
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