Twenty
Four Pigs In Four Pigpens
Put six pigs in the first pigpen, eight in the second, ten in the third, and nothing
in the fourth. As you walk around the pigpens, you'll see that six is closer
to ten than nothing, eight is closer to ten than six, ten is closer to ten
than eight, and nothing is closer to ten than ten. (by Lewis Caroll)
The
Missing Dollar
Each paid $10 for a total of $30. Then each got back $1, so each paid $9 for
a total of $27 (27=303). Out of this $27, the inkeeper got $25 and the
bellboy got $2 (27=25+2). Why should we then add the $2 the bellboy got to
the $27 out of which it was paid?
© 2010 Mario O. Bourgoin
