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Old 09-21-2010   #1 (permalink)
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Question The Missing Item

A man built an apartment building, but he forgot to purchase an item to complete the construction project. He called a hardware store to order the missing item. The prices he was quoted are as follows:

One will cost him $2.
Two will cost him $2.
Twelve will cost him $4.
And a hundred and forty-four will cost $6.

What was the item he needed?



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All opened. Take a shot.
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Numbers for the adress?
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Old 09-26-2010   #5 (permalink)
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I appreciate your restraint, Babs.
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Old 09-28-2010   #6 (permalink)
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The Official Answer

House numbers, which are priced at $2 each.
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