Category Archives: Divisibility

The Yo-Yo Sale

Josef Fishbein, owner of the Acme Novelty Store, received a consignment of yo-yos from a supplier in India. Josef Fishbein offered the yo-yos for sale at the price of one dollar, figuring he would make a handsome profit since there … Continue reading

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The Pirate Gold

A crew of pirates robbed a Spanish galleon off the coast of Crooked Island. Among the booty they found a chest full of gold coins. The captain was killed during the battle, so to ensure a fair share the crew … Continue reading

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The Army Sizes

The generals Chi Wong and Chow Loo were having a discussion one day on the top of a hill overlooking the plains of their respective army camps. “My army is bigger than yours,” said general Chi Wong to general Chow … Continue reading

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The Backward Check

Albert Jones went to cash a check in a bank. The bank teller, named Bonzo Sludge, had just smoked some weed and his mental faculties were distorted leading him to wrongly read the amount written on the check, the numbers … Continue reading

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Captain John’s Boat

Captain John has a boat with a crew consisting of his family: his wife Jeannie, sons Jack and Marvin, daughters Mary and Molly, and Troi the parrot. Captain John is very proud of his boat, especially its length in feet, … Continue reading

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The Size of the Persian Army

The king of Persia, Darius – self-proclaimed as the “King of Kings”– jerked aside the flap of his elaborately decorated campaign tent and strutted out in splendid war regalia. King Darius’ soothsayer Macumba had just informed him after inspecting some … Continue reading

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Some Special Numbers

A mathematician walking leisurely down a street on a Sunday afternoon spotted a colleague he had not seen for some time. “Hello Fred, nice to see you. “Likewise, Leonard, I see you are well,” replied Fred, shaking his hand. “Did … Continue reading

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The Illegible Order

On a cool winter’s day, at the famous French restaurant Chez Clouseau in New York, an order was made by phone for an upcoming event to be held later that week by the Bacchus wine club in the cave of … Continue reading

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