July 4th, 2010, 10:41 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2010 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  What am I buying
Hi my daughter's math teacher has set a competition! She reckons it's so easy when you find out what it is! The question is what am I buying 1 costs £1.50 12 costs £3.00 and 136 cost £4.50 I haven't a clue many thanks chris 
July 4th, 2010, 11:03 AM  #2  
Math Team Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 408  Re: What am I buying Hello, Chris! This is a classic riddle . . . Quote:
Answer: house numbers (at $1.50 per digit).  
July 4th, 2010, 11:13 AM  #3 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2009 From: Northwest Arkansas Posts: 2,767 Thanks: 5  Re: What am I buying
(this is) nothing like doing calculus on a holiday!


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