# How many coins were there in the box ?

114 views

In a guess game , five friends had to guess the exact numbers of coins in a box.
Friends guessed as 31 , 35, 39 , 49 , 37, but none of guess was right. The guesses were off by 1, 9, 5, 3, and 9 (in a random order).

Can you determine the number of coins in a box ?

posted Aug 11, 2014

## 3 Solutions

+1 vote

There were 40 coind in the Box.
Such as
31 + 9 = 40
35 + 5 = 40
39 + 1 = 40
49 - 9 = 40
37 + 3 = 40

solution Aug 12, 2014

I think answer should be 40

solution Aug 12, 2014 by anonymous

Number of coins =40

39+1
31+9
35+5
37+3
49-9

solution Aug 16, 2014

Similar Puzzles

A bag contains Rs.1800 in form of one rupee, 50-paise and 25 paise coins in the ratio 3:4:12. How many coins are there of 25 paise?

+1 vote

100 coins are lying flat on a table. 10 of them are heads up and 90 are tails up. How can you split the coins into two piles such that there are same number of heads up in each pile?

+1 vote

A women was carrying a basket of Eggs when a passer-by bumped her and she dropped the basket and all the eggs broke, Passer-by asked her number of eggs to pay her. Women replied, I don’t remember exactly , but I do recall that whether I divided the eggs by 2,3,4,5 or 6 there was always one egg left over. When I took the eggs out in groups of seven, I emptied the basket.

Can you tell, “How many minimum number of Eggs were there in the basket”?

+1 vote

At a recent school function, 500 people attended and Rs. 500 was collected.
The prices were as follows:
Fathers Rs. 2.00
Mothers Rs. 3.00
Children Rs. 0.48
More mothers than fathers turned up.