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Quantum CyberTeaser: January/February 1998


B221

Chipping in. John, Jim, and Gerry went to a baseball game. On the way John bought 5 bags of potato chips, Jim bought 2 bags, and Gerry didn’t buy any. During the game they all ate the chips, each one eating as much as the others. After the game, Gerry figured out how much the bags of chips cost and handed over $1.40. How much money should John get?

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