riddle 50
1000 bucks
do these amounts work
1
2
4
8
16
32
63
127
254
493
i can’t find anything wrong with them

@Frank:

Yes they will work, Using powers of 2 it would be possible to make any number up to 1024 using the 10 envelopes, assuming you have the bills to do it with.

Since the puzzle requires only 1000$ to be made up, there is room for slack.

You can even truncate to it further if you like, but you are just making use of the slack at the end, as long as the first 9 sum to 500 or more you can make any number.

riddle 50

1000 bucks

do these amounts work

1

2

4

8

16

32

63

127

254

493

i can’t find anything wrong with them

@Frank:

Yes they will work, Using powers of 2 it would be possible to make any number up to 1024 using the 10 envelopes, assuming you have the bills to do it with.

Since the puzzle requires only 1000$ to be made up, there is room for slack.

You can even truncate to it further if you like, but you are just making use of the slack at the end, as long as the first 9 sum to 500 or more you can make any number.

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