# Henry Ernest Dudeney/Modern Puzzles/13 - Find the Coins

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*Modern Puzzles* by Henry Ernest Dudeney: $13$

- Find the Coins

*Three men, Abel, Best and Crewe, possessed money, all in silver coins.**Abel had one coin fewer than Best and one more than Crewe.**Abel gave Best and Crewe as much money as they already had,**then Best gave Abel and Crewe the same amount of money as they they held,**and finally Crewe gave Abel and Best as much money as they then had.*

*Each man then held exactly $10$ shillings.*

*To find what amount each man started with is not difficult.**But the sting of the puzzle is in the tail.**Each man held exactly the*same coins*(the fewest possible) amounting to $10$ shillings.*

*What were the coins and how were they originally distributed?*

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## Sources

- 1926: Henry Ernest Dudeney:
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