Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
May 2024

Change for a Buck

As I approached the pop machine with my crisp dollar bill, I notice the thing says, “Exact Change Only.” The drink I wanted was 95 cents. I turn to my friend, and asked, “Can you break a buck?”

My buddy Rodger reaches into his pocket, and says, “I know I have six coins. The six coins add up to $1.15, But I can’t make change for a dollar.”

I say, “Huh?” Can you make change for half a dollar?”

Rodger says, “No.”

I then ask, “Can you make change for a quarter?”

Rodger says, “No, I can’t do that either.”

“How about a dime?”


“A nickel?”


So, I say, “Can you just buy me the can of pop?” To which Rodger replies, “No, I can’t do that, either.”

The question is, what were the 6 coins in Rodger’s pocket? They are all American coins currently in circulation

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2 guesses to Change for a Buck

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  • I have 4 dimes, a quarter and a half dollar. Where I found the half dollar I don’t know.

  • You’re right Rodger,
    You’re today’s winner!