Brainteaser: Pocket Change

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"Brian," said Old Jay, "if you can tell me how much change is in my pocket, you can have it. All but three of the coins are quarters. All but three are dimes. All but three are nickels. All but three are pennies."

How much money was in his pocket?

Highlight below for the answer.

He had 41 cents in his pocket. Old Jay was holding four coins, one of each denomination.


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