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Smokey's Smokes (Posted on 2010-06-03) Difficulty: 1 of 5
A store sells three brands of cigarettes: $3.15 Star lights, $4.30 Vegas slims, and $5.20 Royal 100's. (Tax included) A man named Smokey walks into the store, and buys 2 packs of cigarettes, one pack for himself and the other pack for a friend. He hands the cashier a $20 note, and is returned a few bills and 3 coins in change (exclude dollars or half dollars). What's the probability, that the man smokes Royal 100's?

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Haven't you met Smokey? | Comment 4 of 6 |
Ady was on the right track: this is a trick question.  We all know that Smokey is a Bear (hence probability= zero), especially since he got bearly any change.  "The Man" is a nom de guerre for "de government" which charges $20 in taxes to those still smoking (and $21 to those who have ceased, and must now pay for the health care of the recalcitrants). Look more closely at those "bills".  What's the improbability of this scenario?
  Posted by ed bottemiller on 2010-06-03 16:40:34
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