A Computer Approach to a Non-Routine Problem

William Beggs

Abstract


A woman went into a bank to cash a check. In handing over the money the cashier, by mistake, gave her dollars for cents and cents for dollars. She pocketed the money without examining it, and spent a nickel on her way home. She then found that she possessed exactly twice the amount of the check. She had no money in her pocket before going to the bank. What was the exact amount of the check?

Keywords


Mathematics Problem; Algebra; Computer Programming

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