Originally posted by Crysdon:
You think you can count ???? [etc.]
I heard a much more baffling puzzle once:
The neighbouring states of Northia and Southia have always been on friendly terms; their common border is open, and their currencies (the Northian and Southian Dollars) completely interchangeable; $N1=$S1.
Recently, however, there has been cooling of the relationship, and the day before yesterday the Northian Finance Minister went on TV to announce that henceforth $S1 would be regarded in Northia as only being worth N90c.
Yesterday, predictably, the Southians retaliated by replying that $N1 would only be worth S90c.
Today, a young man who lives in a town straddling the border set out with $N1. With this he went into a Northian barber, bought a 10c razor, and was given a $S1 note in exchange. He then crossed the road to a barber in Southia, bought a 10c packet of razor blades, and was given a $N1 note. He then went home.
He has the razor, the blades, and the money he set out with, but the two barbers also have their money. So, who paid for the razor and blades?
ROBERT "trust in barbers and be shaved" BAK