Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
January 2023
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Homely Daughters

A King has 100 coins to share between his three homely daughters.

He gives the eldest 50 coins, the middle daughter 30 coins and the youngest (and most homely of all) 20 coins. He sends them to the market to sell these coins, with these four very special conditions:

  1. Each and every coin is worth exactly the same and must be sold for the same amount;
  2. Each daughter must bring home the same amount of money;
  3. All the coins must be sold;
  4. No sharing of coins or money between the daughters.

So RiddleDuders, here’s the question: How much were the coins worth?

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2 guesses to Homely Daughters


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  • Chris

    Were the coins free?

  • You’re correct, Chris!

    The coins were worth zero: 50x = 30x = 20x implies that x = 0, so the coins are worthless.

    You’re today’s winner.