# Two U.S. coins are worth a total of \$0.30, and one of them is not a nickel. What

United States
January 9, 2008 10:41am CST
are the coins? This is impossible. One nickel, and one quarter. Three dimes. Two dimes and two nickels. Just a question..
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• United States
9 Jan 08
The answer is a nickel and a quarter. You post this riddle to someone. They can't figure it out. They give up and ask for the answer. You reply "a nickel and a quarter". The person shouts back "but you said one of them is not a nickel". You reply back smugly "yes but the other one is".
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@kykidd (6819)
• United States
9 Jan 08
A nickel and a quarter. The one of them that is not a nickel is a quarter. Get it. I think it is a trick question. Thanks for the trivia and have a great day posting.
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
27 Jan 08
OK the question is... Two U.S. coins are worth a total of \$0.30, and one of them is not a nickel. ok two coins Oo. ONE is not a nickel. If you have a quarter and a nickel that is 30ยข. One is a quarter (and NOT a nickel) One is a nickel An impossible statement would be: Two U.S. coins are worth a total of \$0.30, and NEITHER of them is a nickel.