Coins add up

John Toczek


Where to place the coins?

Rearrange the coins in Figure 1 so that the sums of the coins across the rows and down the columns match the dollar amounts shown.


In what order do the coins need to be to solve the puzzle?

Send your answer to puzzlor@gmail.com by April 15. The winner, chosen randomly from correct answers, will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Past questions can be found at puzzlor.com.

John Toczek is the senior director of Decision Support and Analytics for Aramark Corporation in the Global Operational Excellence group. He earned his BSc. in Chemical Engineering at Drexel University (1996) and his MSc. in Operations Research from Virginia Commonwealth University (2005).