#### A woman went into a bank to cash an insurance refund check. By mistake the teller gave her dollars for cents and cents for dollars. She put the money in her purse but accidentally dropped a nickel on the floor. When she got home, she found that she had exactly twice the amount of the check she had cashed. She didn’t have any money in her wallet before going to the bank. What was the exact amount of that check?

**Answer: ** The amount must have been $31.63. She received $63.31. After she dropped a nickel there would remain the sum of $63.26, which is twice the amount of the check.

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#### Twelve flags stand equidistant along the track at the stadium. The runners start at the first flag. A runner reaches the eighth flag 8 seconds after he starts. If he runs at an even speed, how many seconds does he need altogether to reach the twelfth flag?

**Answer: ** Not 12 seconds. There are 7 segments from the first flag tot the eighth, and 11 from the first to the twelfth. He runs each segment in 8/7 seconds; therefore, 11 segments take 88/7= 12 4/7 seconds.

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#### A mother has 6 girls and each of them has a brother. How many children are there?

**Answer: ** 7. Each girl has the same brother.

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#### What do you call a person who crosses the road twice without taking a shower?

**Answer: ** A dirty double crosser.

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#### A simple peasant bought a number of camels and is taking them to his farm. As he rides contentedly along he counts them – he counts 29. He was sure he had bought 30 camel, so in alarm he jumps off his camel and counts the camels again. To his delight there are 30. Half an hour later, he counts his camels and once more there are just 29. Confused, he climbs off his camel and counts again. Once more there are 30. Can you explain?

**Answer: ** When he is on the camel he omits to count it.

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