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The Reversed Check

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Dapper and broke young Jasper went to a local bank to cash a check he had received for mowing Mr. McCloud’s lawn and doing some gardening work.

The cashier, a cross-eyed blonde named Lotta, was distracted by Jasper’s good looks and in her flustered state managed to cash the check in transposed order about the decimal point, that is, she moved the right-side part of the amount to the front and the dollars part to the back, and paid accordingly.

Jasper did not notice the payment error due to Lotta’s handing him her phone number on a pink bank slip with a coy smile.

Only later after he had spent twenty-one dollars and forty-six cents for a hearty meal at an Indian curry restaurant did he check how much cash he had left.

To his great surprise, it turned out that he had twice as much money in his pocket as the value of the check he had cashed in the bank.

…What a lucky cashier. Will have to follow up on her…

 

Can you work out the amount the check was made out for?