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Posted by Peggy on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 11:31pm.

What two coins will make up 30 cents but you cannot use a nickel ?

What two coins will make up 30 cents but you cannot use a nickel ?

The way you phrased the question, there is no answer.

The usual way the problem is worded is, "What two coins total 30 cents? One of them is not a nickel."

The answer, of course, is a quarter and a nickel.

The problem stated that "one" of the two coins was not a nickel but said nothing about the "other" coin not being a nickel. A play on words.

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