# Quarter between the quarters riddle

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If you have two quarters on a table touching each other, how can you move one of the quarters without touching it? You are only allowed to touch one quarter but not move it. You can’t touch the quarter that you move. You want to get at least enough space between the two quarters to insert another quarter between the two quarters.

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 29th December 2017 in

Hold down one of the quarters very firmly. Take another coin and hit it against the quarter you are holding down. Tap hard enough to move the quarter next to it aside.

SherlockHolmes Expert Answered on 29th December 2017.

How is it a possible “solution” to the puzzle?

If you hit one of the coins (that you are holding down) it MUST move at least sufficient enough to impart the blow to the other coin so that the other coin is moved away, AND that is contradictory to the condition that “You are only allowed to touch one quarter but not move it“. You moved BOTH coins – first the one you held down, which, in turn, moved the other coin by hitting it away).

on 30th December 2017.

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