A box containing one hundred $\$100$ bills was emptied by tossing its contents out a window. All of the money, which was real, fell onto the ground floor below.

After all of the bills landed, they were counted. $47$ bills had the Benjamin Franklin side facing down, while there were $43$ bills with the other side facing down.

How did this happen?

  • $\begingroup$ I tried editing it to make it a little more readable, but I might have unintentionally changed some of the wordplay (sorry). @TSLF you might want to give it a read :) $\endgroup$
    – user46002
    May 11, 2020 at 20:42
  • $\begingroup$ @hugh . Yes a good edit thnks $\endgroup$
    – TSLF
    May 12, 2020 at 5:05

2 Answers 2


It's quite simple really.

Just make a money roll, or fold some of them to make them stand on edge. enter image description here!

My bills normally look like this:

These will frequently land on edge. enter image description here


This is possible if

10 of the 100 bills are not the standard US \$100 bills. They could be Canadian or Australian dollars, or older US versions (if they exist) with a different design.


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