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You are given “n” coins of denominations 1, 0.5, 0.25, 0.1, 0.05 and 0.01 (6n coins altogether). You are then asked to choose n out of these 6n coins that sum up to exactly 1. What is the smallest n for which this is impossible?
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A confused bank teller transposed the dollars and cents when he cashed a cheque for Ms Denial, giving her dollars instead of cents and cents instead of dollars. After buying a newspaper for 50 cents, Ms Denial noticed that she had left exactly three times as much as the original cheque. What was the amount of the cheque ?
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A 12 by 25 by 36 inch box is lying on the floor on one of its 25 by 36 inch faces. An ant, located at one of the bottom corners of the box, must crawl along the outside of the box to reach the opposite bottom corner. It can walk on any of the box faces except for the bottom face, which is in flush contact with the floor. What is the length of the shortest such path?
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The overly feminist rulers of a country decide that there are too many baby boys being born. The rulers decide to enforce a new law concerning child birth on their overly prosperous subjects. Each family is permitted to have as many children as they want, provided that they only produce baby girls. Once a baby boy enters the family, the family is no longer permitted to have children. Assuming each law abiding family wants to have as many children as possible, what will happen to the ratio of boys to girls, and why?
the ratio of boys to girls will go up.
the ratio of boys to girls will stay the same.
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A jar contains one hundred marbles, each of which may be white or black. You pull out 100 marbles with replacement, and they are all white. What is the probability that all one hundred marbles are white?
(Note: “With replacement” means you take out a random marble, look at its colour, then put that marble back. Then repeat.)
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Pairs of primes numbers separated by a single number are called prime pairs like 17 and 19. Prove that the number between a prime pair is always divisible by 6 (assuming both numbers in the pair are greater than 6).
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Haretown and Tortoiseville are 72 miles apart. A hare travels at 9 miles per hour from Haretown to Tortoiseville, while a tortoise travels 3 miles per hour from Tortoiseville to Haretown. If both set out at the same time, how many miles will the hare have to travel to meet the tortoise en route
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