I heard a brain teaser from a friend of mine the other day. I thought it was fun so I thought I’d share it here.
A king has 3000 subjects in his kingdom, both men and women. The king comes into a large amount of money one day, and decides to spread the wealth by giving $45 to every man in the kingdom who asks for it, and $60 to every woman in the kingdom who asks for it. One of every nine men and one of every twelve women request and receive their money. The question: how much money does the king give away in total?
The answer is a real, numeric figure. There aren’t any “cheap shots” in the clue, so don’t read for double-meanings or anything. If you’re a math whiz this won’t take you more than 60 seconds, but it’s fun to attempt and solve even if you’re not. Go for it! Oh, and don’t look at the comments until you’ve solved it, because the solution will be in there soon enough, probably posted by one of the proud readers who solves it.