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Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 2:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He asked for $1, but he was given $2. He was not happy. Explain.
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 3:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the $2 in the form of a two-dollar bill? Did he think that this bill was counterfeit? Because it was a two-dollar bill?
Martinfg (Martinfg)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 11:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

$1 and $2 both legal tender? if he had been given $3 would he be happy?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 12:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

D Gordon:

Was the $2 in the form of a two-dollar bill? Yes Did he think that this bill was counterfeit? No Because it was a two-dollar bill?


Martinfg:
$1 and $2 both legal tender? Yes if he had been given $3 would he be happy? It depends
Martinfg (Martinfg)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 1:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he want change?
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Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 1:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

All three "he"s the same person?

Did he want a specific form of currency? coin? bill? Was there a specific dollar that he wanted? to collect? Or could it have been any dollar (as long as it was in the form he preferred, if applicable)?

He asked for $1, but did he actually want to receive $1? Did he want $1 for any reason other than his ability to spend it on goods or services?
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Did he want the $1 in a specific form? Was he a coin collector? A bill collector?
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Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 4:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he want to use a vending machine that only took coins?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 5:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it because he was given a $2 bill and wanted to spend it in a place that did not accept them?

Is this related to the newstory several years ago about a tour group operator who got in troupble for giving a group of school students $2 bills to spend on a trip?

Is this US currency?

Did he think the number 2 was cursed?

Did he hate Thomas Jefferson?

Was he a reincarnation of John Adams? one of John Adams's descendants?
Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Did he only like having his money in a form that couldn't be evenly divided? - at least without destroying the currency?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 4:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Martinfg:

Did he want change? Change would be acceptable to him

Kalira:
All three "he"s the same person? Yes

Did he want a specific form of currency? coin? Several coins would work bill? One bill would work Was there a specific dollar that he wanted? to collect? Or could it have been any dollar (as long as it was in the form he preferred, if applicable)? All the rest are left as an exercise for the reader

He asked for $1, but did he actually want to receive $1? Yes Did he want $1 for any reason other than his ability to spend it on goods or services? No

Absinthe:
Did he want to use a vending machine that only took coins? Not quite, but...

Bolapara:
Was it because he was given a $2 bill and wanted to spend it in a place that did not accept them? Yes

Is this related to the newstory several years ago about a tour group operator who got in troupble for giving a group of school students $2 bills to spend on a trip? No

Is this US currency? Yes

Did he think the number 2 was cursed? Irrelevant

Did he hate Thomas Jefferson? Irrelevant

Was he a reincarnation of John Adams? Irrelevant one of John Adams's descendants? Irrelevant

Did he only like having his money in a form that couldn't be evenly divided? Irrel. - at least without destroying the currency? Irrelevant
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 6:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he want to use a vending machine? One that did not take two-dollar bills, perhaps? (Given the prices in some vending machines, they should start to do so.)
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 8:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

D_gordon:

Did he want to use a vending machine? Yes One that did not take two-dollar bills, perhaps? Exactly... (Given the prices in some vending machines, they should start to do so.)
I think this is good enough for a...


*******SPOILER****************

Our hero, Mortimer, is addicted to caffeine. He was stuck at some sort of building that had vending machines. Unfortunately for him, the machine took only one-dollar bills, quarters, nickles, and dimes, and all he had was four twenty-dollar bills, a five-dollar bill, and a quarter. The Mountain Dew that he wanted was $1.25, so he pleaded to his homies for $1. Someone was like, "You know what? I'll give you two!" which was fine with Mortimer, until he realized that he would give him two dollars in a denomination whose relative rarity results in much discrimination, the infamous two-dollar bill, and still was unable to get his caffeine fix. :-] I'm sure this was much more fun for me than it was for the brilliant puzzle-solvers, but I'm going to post another obscure puzzle soon...

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