Category Archives: Combinations

The Colorful Tennis Doubles

The Happy Valley Tennis Doubles Tournament was being sponsored by the Bronson Multi T-shirt Company, Inc. which was supplying free T-shirts in three colors, red, gold and blue, that were dispensed free at random by a machine in the lobby. … Continue reading

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The Tribal Challenge

Dr. Sam Edelstein, a homeopath, was deciding which of the items to select today. Before him, as always, were placed two toads, three plant roots, four beetles, three eggs and a dead snake. Dr. Sam Edelstein’s task was to select … Continue reading

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The Choice of Christmas Gifts

“Jimmy, you can choose two gifts, but they must be from different types,” said uncle Henry. “Hmm, what should I select,” said Jimmy, looking at the five different video games, six books, and four toys on the shelf at the … Continue reading

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The Wine Tavern

One Saturday evening in late winter, Jason, Melanie and Bob were sitting around a cozy table at the newly opened Bacchus Wine Tavern, that was promoting a novel wine pouring system consisting of five different types of wine and a … Continue reading

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The Bookstore Shelf

Harry was busy arranging books on a book shelf at the Wide Horizons Book Shop. Harry was positioning two copies of Inferno,  three copies of The Da Vinci Code and four of Origin. A little boy stood there watching Harry. … Continue reading

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Two Bridge Hands

One early and sunny Sunday afternoon at the Royal Banana Plantation Bridge Club, there arose an animated discussion as to whether hand A consisting of five clubs, four hearts, three diamonds and one spade was more probable than hand B … Continue reading

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Days Off

“I heard you have a new job, Dirk,” said Barney, taking a sip of his beer. “Yea, I do, Barney, and it’s a really great job because I get a lot of time off to go fishing at the lake,” … Continue reading

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The Odd Phone Number

“I forgot to ask for your phone number, Julia,” shouted Roger desperately running after the bus that was pulling away from the airport terminal. “It has three sixes, two two’s, and two nines,” shouted Julia back through the window as … Continue reading

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Six Colored Balls

“Daddy, what are these six colored balls for?” “Well, son, you’ll notice that three of them are red, two blue and one is green. The red balls all have the number one printed on them, the blue balls all have … Continue reading

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The Dice Club Project

One Saturday afternoon, as Jack, a new member, entered the Snake Eyes Dice Club he saw many people busy throwing dice at various felt-covered tables. “Why are you repeatedly throwing that die, Vince, won’t you get a sore arm,” asked … Continue reading

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