chocolate riddle: the answer

Each chocolate costs RM 1.

So with the RM 15, you buy 15 chocolates.
Chocolate count: 15 chocolates

For every 3 chocolates that you eat, you can return the 3 wrappers and get 1 chocolate for free.

Eat the 15 chocolates. Return 15 wrappers and get 5 chocolates for free.
Chocolate count: 15 chocolates (eaten) + 5 chocolates (uneaten) = 20 chocolates

Eat the free 5 chocolates. Return 3 wrappers and get 1 chocolate for free.
Chocolate count: 20 chocolates (eaten) + 1 chocolate (uneaten) = 21 chocolates
Wrapper count: 2 wrappers (in hand)


Eat the free 1 chocolate. Return the 3 wrappers (2 from the previous chocolates and 1 from the one you just ate) and get 1 more free chocolate.
Chocolate count: 21 chocolates (eaten) + 1 chocolate (uneaten) = 22 chocolates

Eat the last chocolate. Keep the last wrapper.

So how many chocolates and how many wrappers in the end?

22 chocolates. 1 wrapper.

Mystery solved ;-)


My momma always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” - Forrest Gump

8 comments:

JaJa'Z said...

yeah!!!! i got it right!!!!!..fuhhhh terbukti otak ku masih brilliant!!!!

-farahsu- said...

:D got it right too...kite geng!!
dieya: starbuck okehhh hahahaha...

Dyanna said...

Tak kuasa nak buat kira-kira. If only there's an app for this maths... Lol.
I'm getting lazier.

Kak Nora said...

Urrrgh...lega..kenyang makan chocolate.

Maya Marisa said...

Lor, i missed the q!
Err but can i hv the chocss? :D

dieya said...

k jaja,
congrats! mmg sungguh brilliant, kata pun cikgu maths kan.. kalu takleh bg jawapan tepat memang laa!

farah,
congrats! amboi laa.. takleh kurang starbucks minah ni!
farah + k jaja = upin + ipin = geng!

dyanna,
your iPad2 is so gonna make your bums bigger :-D

aunty nora,
alhamdulillah.. rezeki :-D

maya,
aiyooo sudah terlepas flight laa aci.. swap ngan your red velvet cheese cake with colorful geli2 eh?

Citarasa Rinduan said...

alamak..
ada apa2 yang kak ayu terlepas ker??

bab coklat tu.. kak ayu mmg suka..
heheh

dieya said...

k ayu,
alamak.. terlepas teka teki laa.. hehehe
peminat coklat gak ye? kita sama! :-D