# Greek Unfounded European Statistics Service

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 863170.  Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:00 am The Greek government pays you with five rows of four 1 euro coins. But when you count it, all you've got is 10 euro. What happened?

 863367.  Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:07 am Some were fake? I'm buggered if I k-now.

863430.  Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:16 am

 Gavin wrote: Some were fake?

No, it would work with about any object: 5 rows of 4 trees, 5 rows of 4 houses, 5 rows of 4 atoms, 5 rows of 4 matches, 5 rows of 4 of your male dogs (assuming you own at least 10 male dogs), 5 rows of 4 pairs of glasses, 5 rows of 4 laser beams, 5 rows of 4 famous and original paintings, ...

Here's a clue: how many (unique) rows of 2 socks can you create with 4 socks (in a fixed position)?

864148.  Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:53 am

 Gooische Vrijgezel wrote: Here's a clue: how many (unique) rows of 2 socks can you create with 4 socks (in a fixed position)?

Here's a solution. 10=5+5, 20=5*3+5:

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