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Jeffbx
10-09-2001, 06:46 PM
I heard this riddle, and I can't figure out the answer - can anyone help?

"When Brad went to the store he told the clerk he wanted numbers. The clerk said 3 cost \$6, 6 cost \$12, and 12 cost \$100. What was Brad buying?"

Any idea? I've heard similar ones where he was buying numbers to put on his house (address numbers), but that doesn't make any sense here.

Anyone?

welfareloser
10-09-2001, 06:50 PM
hmm... good one. i have no good ideas. i bet this one's clever... if it's stupid, imma be disappointed.

ChrisMG187
10-09-2001, 06:59 PM
House Numbers.

sho.gun
10-09-2001, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by ChrisMG187
House Numbers.

I doubt it, because for 12 he would buy a 1 and a 2 and also the 12 cost \$100... a lot more than the other two. I admit that I tried cheating by going to googly and typing part of the riddle, but it yielded no results that are relevant. Oh well, I'm guessing that he's buying monitors, mostly because I'm staring at one right now.

Jenny
10-09-2001, 07:33 PM
Lottery? lol

welfareloser
10-09-2001, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Jenny
Lottery? lol

i thought of that too, but i couldn't figger out why the jump in price for 12.

styleee
10-09-2001, 07:39 PM
bahh,

:)

Mike_N_Ike
10-09-2001, 07:45 PM
Any chance this riddle was altered a bit before it arrived here?

There is a very similar one that refers to house numbers. The most common version of it uses almost the same exact numbers you used, except backwards.

You tell a clerk you are interested in buying numbers. The clerk says that 6 will cost \$3, 12 will cost \$6, how much will 1000 cost?

Sounds like maybe that riddle was translated one too many times.

styleee
10-09-2001, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by Mike_N_Ike

You tell a clerk you are interested in buying numbers. The clerk says that 6 will cost \$3, 12 will cost \$6, how much will 1000 cost?

would that be because.....

* 6 = one digit (or number) = 1 x \$3 = \$3
* 12 = two digits (or numbers) = 2 x \$3= \$6
* 1000 = four digits (or numbers) = 4 x \$3 =\$12

??

DoPeY5007
10-09-2001, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by styleee

would that be because.....

* 6 = one digit (or number) = 1 x \$3 = \$3
* 12 = two digits (or numbers) = 2 x \$3= \$6
* 1000 = four digits (or numbers) = 4 x \$3 =\$12

??

Yep :D

Kenas
10-09-2001, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by Jeffbx
I heard this riddle, and I can't figure out the answer - can anyone help?

"When Brad went to the store he told the clerk he wanted numbers. The clerk said 3 cost \$6, 6 cost \$12, and 12 cost \$100. What was Brad buying?"

Any idea? I've heard similar ones where he was buying numbers to put on his house (address numbers), but that doesn't make any sense here.

Anyone?

I guess he was buying numbers :)
"When Brad went to the store he told the clerk he wanted numbers"

Jeffbx
10-09-2001, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by Mike_N_Ike
Any chance this riddle was altered a bit before it arrived here?

There is a very similar one that refers to house numbers. The most common version of it uses almost the same exact numbers you used, except backwards.

You tell a clerk you are interested in buying numbers. The clerk says that 6 will cost \$3, 12 will cost \$6, how much will 1000 cost?

Sounds like maybe that riddle was translated one too many times.

Well, sorry to disappoint, but after hours of banging my head against the wall I think that Mike_n_Ike is correct. This came from a 5th grade student, so I'd say chances are excellent that he just told it wrong.

Burzhui
10-09-2001, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by Mike_N_Ike
Any chance this riddle was altered a bit before it arrived here?

There is a very similar one that refers to house numbers. The most common version of it uses almost the same exact numbers you used, except backwards.

You tell a clerk you are interested in buying numbers. The clerk says that 6 will cost \$3, 12 will cost \$6, how much will 1000 cost?

Sounds like maybe that riddle was translated one too many times.

yea that's the one i heard

johnnymk
10-10-2001, 12:21 AM
They are bottles of beer....For 6 dollars you can get 3 beers, for 12 dollars > 6 beers and if you decide to have 6 more, then leave the bar and drive home and get caught by the cops you will have to pay a \$100 fine.

welfareloser
10-10-2001, 07:20 AM
Originally posted by johnnymk
They are bottles of beer....For 6 dollars you can get 3 beers, for 12 dollars > 6 beers and if you decide to have 6 more, then leave the bar and drive home and get caught by the cops you will have to pay a \$100 fine.

that's a winner! :heh: