Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Brain Teasers: Free beer!

The bar around the corner from my office sells beers for $6 a pint. Every pint comes with a token, and once you have collected four tokens you can exchange them for a free beer. How many total beers can I drink if I walk into the bar with $60? (Tipping is not permitted at this bar, and the beers are not taxed).

Those are some mighty big beers you girls have there . . .




10 comments:

Open Bar said...

$60/$6 per beer = 10 beers.

After beers 4 and 8, you receive a freebie. That's 2 more.

So...37 beers?

Side Bar said...

Were you listening to the dude's story?

37 is the wrong answer (and so is 12). I would think that you of all people would be sure to stretch the dollar to get every possible beer you can get for your 60 bucks.

The Notorious LJT said...

does it count if you put more beers on the tab of some other unsuspecting customer?

Open Bar said...

Do you get a token even for a freebie?

ChuckJerry said...

yeah, i think the trick is that you get a token even with a free beer so that you pay for 10, you get 12 tokens and you get 13 beers, plus you leave with a token toward next time.

Anonymous said...

11 beers? I have two tokens left over, somehow.

ChuckJerry said...

If you don't even know your own name, then you clearly don't know how many beers there are.

ChuckJerry said...

1.....54....1
2.....48....2
3.....42....3
4.....36....4
5.....36....1
6.....30....2
7.....24....3
8.....18....4
9.....18....1
10....12....2
11.....6....3
12.....0....4
13.....0....1

Open Bar said...

What he said.

Heh, and that anonymous guy's just as good at math as he is at health care reform policy. Zing!

Walt Clyde Frazier said...

Think Chuckles is right. The directions do say, "Each pint COMES with a token", not "every time you PAY FOR a pint".