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No Change for Ray

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RAY: Here's the answer. Before anyone gets his tights in a bunch, I just want to say that these are all American coins, currently in circulation and there were no subway tokens involved.
You need to know that vending machines do not take 50 cent pieces.

Tommy has a 50 cent piece, a quarter and four dimes. You can't make change for a quarter. You can't make change for a dollar. You can't make change for a nickel or a dime.
I will admit, I haven't checked every vending machine on the planet but I did check several, and none of them would take a 50 cent coin.

TOM: I will give you a little hint though. They will take 50 cents if you turn them upside down.

RAY: Who's our winner?

TOM: The winner is Sandy Warner from Fish Haven, Idaho. Congratulations!

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